Egoisms, psychological and ethical

Cogito 10 (1):22-28 (1996)
Abstract
Speaking rather grandly, Egoism is the philosophy of self interest. It says that actions are ‘ruled’ by self interest which makes it prima facie a philosophy of selfishness. Whether this is its real character needs to be looked into. But first a complication intrudes, for only a little reflection reveals that egoism as here characterized is not one philosophy, but two. These want to be distinguished, and once distinguished, their relations understood. These preliminaries to investigating the merits of forms of egoism and connections with ordinary ideas of selfishness make the business of the present paper
Keywords General Interest  Philosophy of Mind
Categories (categorize this paper)
ISBN(s) 0950-8864
DOI 10.5840/cogito199610138
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
Edit this record
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Mark as duplicate
Request removal from index
Revision history
Download options
Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 30,370
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Broad on Psychological Egoism.W. D. Glasgow - 1978 - Ethics 88 (4):361-368.
Egoism.Robert Shaver - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Psychological Egoism and Its Critics.Mark Mercer - 1998 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 36 (4):557-576.
Egoism.Alexander Moseley - 2005 - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Psychological Egoism.Joshua May - 2011 - Internet Encyclopeida of Philosophy.
Relational Desires and Empirical Evidence Against Psychological Egoism.Joshua May - 2011 - European Journal of Philosophy 19 (1):39–58.
The Argument From Psychological Egoism to Ethical Egoism.Terrance C. McConnell - 1978 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 56 (1):41-47.
Added to PP index
2009-01-28

Total downloads
15 ( #322,970 of 2,193,765 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
7 ( #28,094 of 2,193,765 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads
My notes
Sign in to use this feature