Internet Encyclopeida of Philosophy (2011)

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Joshua May
University of Alabama, Birmingham
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Provides an overview of the theory of psychological egoism—the thesis that we are all ultimately motivated by self-interest. Philosophical arguments for and against the view are considered as well as some empirical evidence.
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