Week 6 - Chapter 4
Week 6 - Chapter 4 PHIL 1103
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Date Created: 10/09/16
th October 6 , 2016 Egoism – Consequentialist doctrine Consequentialism Egoism - only concerned Utilitarianism - one with consequences as action produces more they relate to ones one desirable results than a wellfare competeing action Two types of egoism • Psychological egoism (PE) (pg. 82 – acting out of self interest is natural) • Ethical egoism (EE) Psychological Egoism (Pg. 82) o Humans are born selfish o No choice o Everything we do has a self serving motive behind it S1 Don’t clean gutters to obtain satisfaction, but feel satisfaction when it’s done (Pg. 83) Pg. 86 – Argument from self-perception • Undermining PE • Hobbs (not on exam) • Theorist doesn’t want to let go of the idea that we act in self interest S1 For any act (A) anyone does, (A) in order to obtain satisfaction, satisfaction is the goal. • Subconscious • “Keep looking” for a self serving reason o Anti-scientific, falsifying, non-testable o Ex. Sputnik • Spontaneous actions o No time to form an intention o Saving someone and feeling satisfaction is confusing purpose with satisfaction • You confuse purpose or motive for performing the action with a consequence of the action o Altruist action should feel good Ethical Egoism (Pg. 82) o Serve self interest in terms of social o Choice o How we “ought” to behave
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