Ethics - Tutorial #5.
all human action is selfish
ultimately aimed for self-interest
P1. all human action is motivated by the individual’s own aims
does not describe a specific case
needs something more concrete
perhaps an example
ex. This is brown.
ex. All objects are coloured
an action without a selfish aim
note: saying that the action is still an act done in one’s self-interest if an indirect
feeling of satisfaction is felt is another argument as it does not attack P1. nor P2.
if one has an action
one is aiming at something with that action P1. needs to lead us from a trivial claim
needs to move to a more controversial claim
if an action is motivated by the individual