The second appendix is intended to clarify the meaning of the term self

The second appendix is intended to clarify the meaning of the term self

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The second appendix is intended to clarify the meaning of the term  self-love.  Does this term connote  only those actions which are selfish in the narrower sense of the word, or is it possible that it  includes actions which are usually called altruistic? The question arises from the fact that moral  sentiments are said to have their origin in the feelings. Whose feelings are referred to in this  connection? Is it the person who makes the judgment or the persons whose welfare may be affected  by it? Since the feelings are necessarily private and no one would voluntarily act for the sake of the  welfare of other persons unless the idea was pleasant and agreeable to himself, it would appear that  what one does for others is really done for the sake of his own pleasure. This conclusion, however, does not follow from the facts. It is quite possible that one's objective may 
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