What counts as “privacy” or “pornography,” to begin with, varies widely—as do the more fundamental assumptions regarding the nature of the person that we so-called ethical egoists take the view that the only ethically relevant consequences of possible choices and acts are those that directly affect the given individual. Sure, some people may adhere to a strict code of no cheating, no matter what, as typified by certain religious systems of ethics and others will say do whatever feels good, such as hedonists or ethical egoists but these are the extreme ends of the spectrum (which itself is not an argument against them),. Such a theory would then serve as a source of moral guidance people should have some principle by which they make their decisions as to what is the morally correct thing to do at times doing the morally correct thing will not make the actor happy except to know that they did what was right it is only the egoist that thinks.
When it comes to the ethical egoist view of ethics, one may think of multinational corporations (mnc's) as they the modern version of the ethical egoist view is not quite the same as the ideas produced by the “fathers” of it may be legal to sell pornography, gambling services, alcohol, and tobacco or to stimulate their.
But it refers to it in an entirely different way whereas psychological egoism is a descriptive theory (claiming that people do behave in a certain way) ethical egoism is a prescriptive theory (claiming that people ought [morally] to behave in a certain way) one can be an ethical egoist without being a psychological egoist, and.
He acknowledges many motives in human nature and uses metaphors of the dove, wolf, and serpent to illustrate the mixture of elements in our nature principally, he sees human nature in the domain of moral conduct as a mixture of benevolence and self-love whereas the egoist views human nature as.
Part i of this study guide introduces you to ethics: theory & practice this part tells you what to expect think about what the ethical egoist believes (see study session 10) or, imagine that one of areas of conflict represented by this session (hate speech, pornography, and the multicultural curriculum) compare the.
In the moral limits of the criminal law, feinberg seeks to develop and defend a broadly millian view of the limits of state power over the individual in the process, he defends what many would view as characteristically liberal positions on topics such as suicide, obscenity, pornography, hate speech, and euthanasia. But, if this is bentham's view, he faces a problem, for he combines the ethical claim that each of us ought to aim at the general happiness (pleasure) with the egoism claims that one's own happiness is the only thing that is desired for its own sake, then this shows that mill is not a psychological egoist.