SOC120Week1DQ2 - egoist would communicate that you are...

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I think that helping someone in a wheelchair would be an illustration of anything that you would perform that is not out of self-centeredness. You are not obtaining anything yourself from this act of benevolence. You would just be offering a supportive hand to those suffering citizens. Psychological egoism is the allegation that people continuously act heedlessly, to advance their personal self-interest (Mosser, 2010). The psychological
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Unformatted text preview: egoist would communicate that you are fulfilling your desire to be heroic. You are selfish because you suppose that you require people’s esteem. If psychological egoism were valid, then altruism would not be feasible. References: Mosser, K. (2010). Ethics and Social Responsibility. Retrieved from
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This note was uploaded on 01/08/2012 for the course SOC120 120 taught by Professor Williambanks during the Fall '11 term at Ashford University.

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