Enlightened Self-Interest Essay by The Research Group

Enlightened Self-Interest
A study of the role of self-interest in moral philosophy.
# 70147 | 1,150 words | 4 sources | APA | 2003 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2003 in Philosophy (General)

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This paper examines the role that self-interest plays in moral philosophy. The paper critiques the argument made by a number of philosophers that our ultimate self-interest is to attain happiness, and that the pursuit of happiness will itself cause us to make moral choices.

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"What possible reasons might Abraham Lincoln have had for wanting to put himself to some inconvenience to rescue piglets from a slough. The simplest reason might be to spare himself from the annoying unpleasant sounds of the squealing..."

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