It's All About Me. (And that's ok.)
A Defense of Psychological Egoism
Long before I ventured into my first philosophy class, I often engaged in friendly, yet passionate debates with friends and colleagues, holding fast to my assertion that altruism simply does not exist. All actions, I argued, originate from some self-interest. Now, of course, I recognize this theory as psychological egoism.
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v Sober, 212.
vi "Maslow's hierarchy of needs," Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia, Wikimedia Foundation, Inc, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maslow's_hierarchy_of_needs
vii Feinberg, Joel. "Chapter 1: Psychological Egoism." Moral Philosophy. Ed. George Sher. Belmont: Wadsworth Group, 2001, p. 7.
viii Ibid, p. 10.
ix Ibid, p. 9.
x "Rationalization," AllPsych Online, Heffner Media Group, Inc, http://allpsych.com/dictionary/
xi Feinberg, p. 9.
xii Bentham, Jeremy. "Chapter 43: Pleasure as the Good." Moral Philosophy. Ed. George Sher. Belmont: Wadsworth Group, 2001.