Ethical and Psychological Egoism
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...Egoism contends that people always act in their own self-interest, while Ethical Egoism states that people 'ought' to act in that fashion. Unlike Kantian ethics, which gives us a choice that is driven by its own moral good, Psychological Egoism leaves the actor no choice. It strips free will and turns our decisions over to a primal need to be self satisfied and self-fulfilled (Moseley 2006). Accordingly, every action we take is in our own self-interest.
Psychological Egoism has been rejected as a theory because it can not be proved, its opposite can not be disproved, and it is a closed theory. If every action we take is in our own self-interest, then no matter what we do we simply justify... Egoism: The...