Psychological egoism is the view that all persons, without exception, seek their own self-interest.

– Short-Essay Assignment 1

DUE: Apr 10, 2019 11:55 PM

Assignment Details

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Assignment Instructions

Instructions

For this assignment, you will compose a well-written and thoughtful short-essay of 500-750 words in length (2-3 pages).

In terms of research, you should not use articles more than 5 years old except for historical perspectives. 

Format & Expectations

State your thesis, the answer you want to defend using at least three well-supported reasons embodying logic, reason, and research. Give possible objections to your arguments, answer these objections and restate your conclusion. Essays should include a Works Cited page following MLA Style.

Questions:

Answer in a well-written, thoughtful essay:

Psychological egoism is the view that all persons, without exception, seek their own self-interest. Argue for or against. [You must have credible research on psychological egoism. Note that it is a theory about how people are, not how they should be.]

MLA Template.docx (15 KB

READING MATERIAL

Ethics, An Online TextbookStephen O’ Sullivan and Philip A. PecorinoChapter 3: RelativismChapter 4: Ethical Theories 

Introduction to Ethical StudiesLee Archie and John G. ArchieChapter 23: “The Ring of Gyges” by Plato

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