Your Waterstones card is changing, introducing...
TELL ME MORE
Self and Others: A Study of Ethical Egoism - Synthese Library 196 (Hardback)
  • Self and Others: A Study of Ethical Egoism - Synthese Library 196 (Hardback)
zoom

Self and Others: A Study of Ethical Egoism - Synthese Library 196 (Hardback)

(author)
£129.99
Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 31/10/1988
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
1. The Aim of This Essay Ethical Egoism, the doctrine that, roughly speaking, one should promote one's own good, has been a live issue since the very beginnings of moral philosophy. Historically, it is the most widely held normative theory, and, next to Utilitarianism, it is the most intensely debated one. What is at stake in this debate is a fundamental question of ethics: 'Is there any reason, except self-interest, for considering the interests of other people?' The ethical egoist answers No to this question, thus rejecting the received conception of morality. Is Ethical Egoism an acceptable position? There are many forms of Ethical Egoism, and each may be interpreted in several different ways. So the relevant question is rather, 'Is there an acceptable version of Ethical It is the main aim of this essay to answer this question. This Egoism?' means that I will be confronted with many other controversial questions, for example, 'What is a moral principle?', 'Is value objective or subjec- tive?', 'What is the nature of the self?' For the acceptability of most ver- sions of Ethical Egoism, it has been alleged, depends on what answers are given to questions such as these. (I will show that in some of these cases there is in fact no such dependence. ) It is, of course, impossible to ad- equately discuss all these questions within the compass of my essay.

Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789027726483
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 1280 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 17 mm
Edition: 1988 ed.

You may also be interested in...

Enlightenment Now
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
Silence
Added to basket
£9.99
Hardback
The Islamic Enlightenment
Added to basket
Meditations
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
On the Shortness of Life
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
The Tipping Point
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Order of Time
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
The Road Less Travelled
Added to basket
Ikigai
Added to basket
£12.99   £9.99
Hardback
A Little History of Philosophy
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Meditations
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
The Righteous Mind
Added to basket
The Art of Logic
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
Why Marx Was Right
Added to basket
The Prince
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.