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Unformatted text preview: virtues. Egoism standard view The right action in any situation is the one that is most in the individuals long term best interest. Historical variations Plato Aristotle Machiavelli Nietzche Egoism standard view steps in applying theory Step 1 Consider the optional actions that could be taken. Step 2 Determine the most probable consequence of each option. Step 3 Choose the option that is most in your own (or the individuals) long term best interests. Applying Ayn Rands Egoism Step 1 determine the problem or issue. Step 2 determine the optional actions that could be taken. Step 3 eliminate any and all actions that are not in conformity to the cardinal virtues. These are not in your (or the individuals) long term rational best interest. Step 4 Choose the option that is in conformity to the cardinal virtues....
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This note was uploaded on 09/02/2011 for the course PHI 1623 taught by Professor Miller during the Spring '11 term at Santa Fe College.
- Spring '11