Month: November 2017

On selfishness

The conventional view of ‘selfishness’ takes into account only one dimension of this concept, that is self-interest vs. another’s interest.

At least two other key dimensions are neglected.

First, the nature of the action being carried out in the interest of self or another, that is good deed vs. evil deed (e.g. production, creation vs parasitism, robbery, sacrificing others).

Second, the nature of the desire underpinning the action being carreid out in the interest of self or another, that is rationality vs irrationality.

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