Unformatted text preview: We care about the baby and don’t want the baby to die. There is no underlying self-interested reason in doing this. 2. Parents would never sacrifice for their children. They do not have a self-serving for doing this. Psychological egoism defense : 1. The payoff to come is the motivation to perform certain apparently altruistic acts. 2. We do not always want to do certain things that we do, but do them in order to achieve a pay-off 3. Doing what you want to do is selfish. “The soldier wanted to jump on the grenade.” Ethical egoism: If you want to do the right thing, the only thing to consider is your interest. i.e.: If I was to disembowel Bob, but there would be some positive consequence, I should do it. Ethical egoism arguments: 1. An egoist cannot consistently advocate egoism. Therefore, egoism is self-refuting....
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- Fall '08
- Psychological egoism, Ethical egoism