Joel Feinberg Presents 4 Prima Facie Reasons in Support of Psychological Egoism (Feinberg, 498). Summarize and Critically Evaluate Feinberg’s Claims That Argument Is Flawed and Its Flaws Point to a Strong Argument in Favor of Psychological Altruism
Thus, it is a specific version of psychological egoism. The story of psychological egoism is rather peculiar.
It does not follow that self-interest is for them a normative standard. And many philosophers may have espoused rational egoism while thinking that God ensured that acting morally maximized one’s self-interest.
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