Ethical Egoism

Psychological egoism can be defined as a doctrine in which..

Ethical Egoism

Psychological egoism can be defined as a doctrine in which each individual’s actions can be interpreted as done in self interest or it can also be interpreted as selfishness, thus stressing on what is instead of what ought to be hence making
it like a expressive oversimplification like a study of social science. Now the
ethical egoism stress on prescriptive generalization that is what ought to be
instead of what is or self interest. The arguments presented for Ethical Egoism
can be stated as that we “ought” to do what will support interest of everybody
in a similar way; the best way to support the interest of everybody is to take
up the course of action of following our self interest, therefore every
individual should adopt a strategy of following their own interests entirely.
Rachel presents his arguments against the understanding that every act has a
motive of self interest behind it and states that from time to time human tend
to act against their wants like act which is in a way a mean to an end or acts
which are a resultant of an responsibility or job, similarly acts done in
helping other and in a way providing inner satisfaction for one’s self. I think
the argument presented against the understanding that every act has a motive of
self interest behind it really touched me and I myself belief that sometimes
human do what they don’t even think that they are capable of doing, like
leaving the cab for someone who is in a hurry, or prefer standing and giving
the seat to elderly or a woman.

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