Egoism

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Self-interest
Doing an act, not for others, but for oneself
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Psychological Egoism
We are ALWAYS acting in the terms of self interest whether or not we acknowledge we are doing so.
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Ethical Egoism
We OUGHT to be acting in our own self interest rather than the interest of others.
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Example - Giving money to charity
First seems like you are helping others, but if you are doing it to achieve fame, advoid taxes or to achieve a feeling of pleasure, you are in fact doing the act in self interest.
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Max Stirner
Self interest is justified by individuality. Love is also an action of self interest.
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"Highest being"
All actions should only be related to the pleasure of oneself.
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"One sided, narrow egoism"
Rejects montary gain
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Greed
Believes greed is a product of society forciably placing a reward on the individual for hard labour. Should be rejected as it is only one part of egoism.
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Union of egoists
Free agreement. Equality and mutual self interest - maximise individual's pleasure and individuality
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Marriage
Mutual pleasure and gaining and one can easily go their seperate way if there is nothing left to gain.
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Card 2

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We are ALWAYS acting in the terms of self interest whether or not we acknowledge we are doing so.

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Psychological Egoism

Card 3

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We OUGHT to be acting in our own self interest rather than the interest of others.

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Card 4

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First seems like you are helping others, but if you are doing it to achieve fame, advoid taxes or to achieve a feeling of pleasure, you are in fact doing the act in self interest.

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Card 5

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Self interest is justified by individuality. Love is also an action of self interest.

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