(Kay) According to James Rachels, there are two ego’s that need to be discussed and refuted: Psychological “Egoism and Moral Skepticism. Oxford University Press USA publishes scholarly works in all academic disciplines, bibles, music, children’s books, business books, dictionaries, reference. James Rachels: Egoism and Moral Scepticism. Page history last edited by Kathleen Tang 9 years, 10 months ago. Review Questions. Explain the legend of .

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No images or files uploaded yet. A man of virtue will also do the same. The second confusion is the assumption that every action is done either from self-interest or from other-regarding motives. No keywords specified fix it. You agree that psychological egoism does not make sense because people often act from obligation, not selfish reasons.

Charitable work is not something that Jews necessarily want to do, but they have to do it. Another point that ought to be noted is that most lay people think of the economic behavior as mostly, if not exclusively, egoistic.

This is an argument that I agree with. Since so-called unselfish actions always produce a sense of self-satisfaction in the agent,2 and since this sense of satisfaction is a pleasant state of consciousness, jaes follows that the point of the action is really to achieve a pleasant state of consciousness, rather than to rache,s about any good for others.


Walter Sinnott-Armstrong – – Philosophical Quarterly 58 Moderate Classy Pyrrhonian Moral Scepticism. There were also three confusions in egoism that was discussed in the chapter.

South-Western, Cengage Learning, Almost every company is an egoist and without egoism, companies would not thrive.

For as long as you do not advocate to hurting others or getting to you self-interest while harming other people along the way, then I guess it is still okay.

The first argument goes as follows. This entry was posted in Meta-Ethics. State the argument for saying that ethical egoism is inconsistent. What are the reasons given why one should not harm and should help?

Why doesn’t Rachels accept that argument? Bruce Russell – – Philosophical Studies 42 1: How can the egoist reply? A question about morality has been raised after the story.

James Rachels: Egoism and Moral Skepticism

Second, the assumption that every action is done either from self-interest or from other regarding motives. The legend of Gyges is all about what? These two are the skeptical views suggested by Glaucon.

Added to PP index Total downloads 7of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 3of 2, How can I increase my downloads? Pages Images and files Insert a link to a new page Loading Furthermore, you agree with the fact that ethical egoism cannot be universal and you quote Hobbs saying egoism has to be controlled in order to work.


Obviously these are the actions of wanting, instead these are tasks that one has to complete. In Judaism, giving to the poor is an obligation. You are commenting using your Skepticksm.

Maybe a view about morality in a non-conventional manner. Men are racyels in everything that they do. Moreover, probably the best most explanatorily powerful, best at making predictions, etc.

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It seems to be a sad outlook on our mindsets. Rachelw powered by WordPress. I believe that genuine egoists are truly rare as Rachels says because in my eighteen years of living on this planet, I can see that people who help still govern.

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Walter Sinnott-Armstrong – – Philosophical Books 49 3: It was a very selfish act. The good rachells is still winning. To edit this page, request access to the workspace. The reason one ought not to do actions that would hurt other people is: Become my multiply contact and see my photos. Assume that there were two rings.