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by TryingMyBest
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Selfishness is good.
Replies: 30
Views: 1264

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Selfishness, or self-interest is normal, natural, and necessary. To be interested in self is -- fundamentally -- to be interested in 'being' (a condition that ain't got jack to do with 'society') and in the quality of one's 'being' (how 'well' one lives). You are a societal being. You cannot exist ...
by TryingMyBest
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Selfishness is good.
Replies: 30
Views: 1264

Re: Selfishness is good.

There is no nobody to expense, for perceiving absence requires a body. There is no wealth, other than what is created, stolen, or found. There is no altruism without wealth. Conditions define wealth. Wealth is a concentration of what is scarce. Divide wealth between everyone to make wealth less sca...
by TryingMyBest
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Selfishness is good.
Replies: 30
Views: 1264

Selfishness is good.

Hegel's Phenomenology of the Spirit describes the progression of consciousness into ascending stages of realization. If the self is looked at as only from the perspective as an emergent authority over one's system of organs, then selfishness cannot pass Kant's Categorical Imperative test. If, howeve...