I am generally sympathetic to Parfit's overall view here, but I am not sure his point rules out the kind of ethical egoist
I have been imagining.
Furthermore, when egoist
preferences do indeed reflect the PD, then the ethical arguments for its resolution are best couched within its single-shot version rather than further extensions that require intertemporal ethical maxims or transformations based on discounted/expected payoff values.
Spencer remained throughout a thoroughgoing egoist
in recognizing that a goal must be internalized if it is to motivate a rational individual's conduct.
It could be that this model misspecifies the behavior of subjects by including egoists
The story of The Criterion begins with the death of The Egoist
Within the egoist
climate, the normative expectation is that the decision-maker likely chooses alternatives that benefit himself/herself the most while ignoring the needs of others.
His Sadean egoist
craving for moral liberation is established early (Chapter 2): if man is not a beast, then morality is mere prejudice, "and there is nothing to stop you from doing anything you like, and that's as it should be
It is impossible to square the image of Nader as an egoist
who has not lifted a finger to "build the Green Party" with the man who campaigned in all 50 states as a Green in 2000 and won 2.
Ultimately, though, with hindsight those around him will realise anything he has 'interfered in' was a labour of love and not the self-serving actions of an egoist
, and Ronan will achieve the recognition he so richly deserves (Temperance).
833 TABLE 3 VALUE SYSTEM MATRIX FOR ALL RESPONDENTS Effective Crusader Virtuous Advocate (Oliver North) (Gandhi, Mother Teresa) 17% (20%) 30% (34%) Independent Honorable Egoist
Mazimizer (Arsenio Hall) (Boesky, Trump) 21% (24%) 19% (22%) TABLE 4 VALUE SYSTEM MATRIX MALE VS.
Despite its initial association with the Suffragette movement, Marsden's refusal to bind the magazine to any single cause facilitated its transformation into The Egoist
at the hands of more aesthetically-oriented rebels (such as Ezra Pound, who used it for serial publication of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man).
Notice that the dominant value type for the entire sample is Honorable Egoist
(50 percent), which scores high on both moral instrumental values and personal terminal values.
Kerouac the egoist
, Ginsberg the mercenary, and Burroughs the reptile take heavy blows here; Gregory Corso, Diane DiPrima (whose erotic memoirs are parodied to devastating effect), and Amiri Baraka come up for pokes and jabs too.
So if I am an egoist
, the world appears as alien, terrible, and hostile, and if I am a good person, the world "is a world of friendly appearances" (175).
As Colette writes, he is too young, too handsome, too spoiled not to be an egoist