-Psychological Egoism is a descriptive theory.
Finally, let’s look at similar table for psychological egoism:
-80 The psychological egoists’ theory undercuts moral education—“moral education is truly successful when it produces persons who are willing to do the right thing and not because it is popular or safe.”An emphasis upon punishment and reward alone actually undercuts rather than truly characterizes moral education.
The egoist says that all of us are necessarily self-regarding.
The psychological egoist might handle apparent cases ofself-sacrifice, not by adopting the trivial version, but rather byclaiming that facts about the self-interest of the agent explain allbehavior. Perhaps as infants we have only self-regarding desires; wecome to desire other things, such as doing our duty, by learning thatthese other things satisfy our self-regarding desires; in time, wepursue the other things for their own sakes.
Psychological Egoism - Term Paper
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