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Unformatted text preview: stolen the drug. Furthermore, I believe that the man had every right to take the measures necessary to obtain the drug, given the unethical practices of the druggist. He was taking the approach of psychological egoism as well, but in a less-admirable way. He was obviously acting out of self-interest, trying to make excessive amounts of money off his newly-found drug. He did this, even with the mans wife on her death bed, rather than accept the $1000, which would have still been a more-than-generous profit from the $200 that it took to make the drug. He did not feel that he was obligated to respond to the needs of others, unless there was something of extreme significance in return for himself. For the reasons above, the man should have, in my opinion, stolen the drug for his dying wife, based on two different uses of psychological egoism....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PHIL 102 taught by Professor Ingle during the Spring '08 term at Frostburg.
- Spring '08