Is ethical egoism really inconsistent?

Ethics 80 (3):240-242 (1970)
Glasgow's conception of the doctrine of ethical egoism - that everyone ought to promote his own interest - is mistaken. Ethical egoism rightly understood holds no such doctrine or normative principle, and regards the promotion of one's own interest neither a "duty" nor an "ought." Everyone does in fact promote his own interests.
Keywords Ethical egoism  Duty  Eudaimonism
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DOI 10.1086/291776
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