Feb. 8th Ethics In class notes
Feb. 8th Ethics In class notes PHIL 160
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Date Created: 02/14/16
Intro to Ethics Feb. 8 2016 Psychological Egoism Human acts are selfishly motivated (descriptive thesis facts not ethical) o No matter what we do it is for selfish Donating to charity= like to feel better about yourself Psychological altruism Some actions aren’t always motivated by selfish ways o Not everyone acts with genuine kindness but there are people out there Ethical Egoism People ought to act on their own selfish ways and whatever serves us best o Normative thesis (ought to be not facts) Argument from Strict Psychological Egoism We look to maximize our self-interest If we cannot do something we shouldn’t be obligated to Altruistic people’s interests are more important that our own Altruism contradicts psychological egoism
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