Psychological Egoism

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Title: Psychological Egoism
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Date: April 17, 1996
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Using the shopkeeper example, he could opt never cheat his customers simply because he knows that honesty is good for business. He could cheat his customers and make a boatload of money, but he knows that it is wrong to cheat and lie to people ? it hurts them, is unfair and may make him feel guilty...
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So, self-interest or selfishness is not the ONLY motivation for his morally sound decision. Much we do is motivated by self-interest, but not solely and independently. I believe that altruism does exist and that psychological egoism fails without the ?method of reinterpreting motives...
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