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dc.contributor.authorKorsgaard, Christine
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-02T15:23:20Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationKorsgaard, Christine M. 2008. The myth of egoism. In The Constitution of Agency, 69-99. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Originally published by the University of Kansas as the Lindley Lecture for 1999.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:3710307
dc.description.abstractMany philosophers believe there is a principle of practical reason directing the individual to maximize the satisfaction of his own interests. This belief is supposedly compatible with the views that all practical reasons are instrumental and all motivation is grounded in desire. Against these claims, this chapter argues that the only possible normative foundation for the egoistic principle (or principle of prudence) would be a rational intuition that maximum satisfaction is the Good; that motivation to conform to the egoistic principle would have to rest in pure practical reason; and that the only coherent formulation of the egoistic principle depends on controversial psychological assumptions characteristic of 18th-century British empiricism.en
dc.description.sponsorshipPhilosophyen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552733.003.0003en
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://www.oxfordscholarship.com/oso/private/content/philosophy/9780199552733/p024.htmlen
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dc.subjectsatisfactionen
dc.subjectreasonen
dc.subjectrationalisten
dc.subjectprudenceen
dc.subjectnormativityen
dc.subjectmotivationen
dc.subjectinstrumentalen
dc.subjectempiricisten
dc.subjectegoismen
dc.subjectdesireen
dc.titleThe Myth of Egoismen
dash.depositing.authorKorsgaard, Christine
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dc.identifier.doi10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552733.003.0003*
dash.contributor.affiliatedKorsgaard, Christine


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