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Psychological egoism says that people act in their own self-interest even when it appears they are not, while ethical egoism says that people should act in their own self-interest and doing so is morally right.

For this discussion:

1. Explain something that you did (go on a mission trip, volunteer at a shelter) or something that you frequently do (drive the speed limit, take care of your children) that you thought you did for selfless reasons.

2. Argue as an psychological egoist would and explain how what you do/did could have actually been for your own benefit instead of for the benefit for someone else.

3. How does this analysis affect your view of yourself or others?

4. Do you think ethical egoism is a destructive moral view, or does it have moral benefits?


Complete an initial post that is a minimum of 300 words and that adequately answers the questions. Included a file below explaining egoism.

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