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  Egoism (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Rational egoism claims that it is necessary and sufficient for an action to be rational that it maximize one's self-interest.
Predominant egoism is not troubled by the soldier counter-example, since it allows exceptions; it is not trivial; and it is empirically plausible.
True, the ethical egoist is unlikely to recommend ethical egoism to others, to blame others for violations of what ethical egoism requires, to justify herself to others on the basis of ethical egoism, or to express moral attitudes such as forgiveness and resentment.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/egoism   (4310 words)

  
 Egoism [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
In philosophy, egoism is the theory that one’s self is, or should be, the motivation and the goal of one’s own action.
Opponents of ethical egoism may claim, however, that although it is possible for this Robinson Crusoe type creature to lament previous choices as not conducive to self-interest (enjoying the pleasures of swimming all day, and not spending necessary time producing food), the mistake is not a moral mistake but a mistake of identifying self-interest.
This is often the line taken against egoism generally: that it results in insoluble conflict that implies, or necessitates a resort to force by one or both of the parties concerned.
www.utm.edu /research/iep/e/egoism.htm   (4051 words)

  
 Egoism
He who thus knows the Lord lying in the cave(Heart of people), the Supreme, Ancient Being, of universal form, the golden one, the highest goal of all persons endued with understanding, - that intelligent man lives, transcending the understanding.
That Egoism is said to be the source of all creatures, for these have sprung from its modifications.
From Egoism were verily born the five great elements.
www.hinduism.co.za /egoism.htm   (618 words)

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