What is ethical egoism? How does it influence one’s ethical behavior? Explain

Structure of answer:

  • • Introduction (Say about ethical egoism and its behavior in general).
  • • What is Ethical egoism?
  • • How does it influence one’s ethical behavior?
  • • Way forward.
  • • Conclusion.

Key points:

  • • Ethical egoism is the normative theory that the promotion of one’s own good is in accordance with morality.
  • • In the strong version, it is held that it is always moral to promote one’s own good, and it is never moral not to promote it.
  • • People are also drawn to ethical egoism because it is consistent with many moral beliefs. For example, it is consistent with helping others.
  • • According to ethical egoism, it is right to help others because it is usually in
    your self-interest to help them. Even religious morality seems to be based on self- interest.
  • • Individual, opportunity, and social factors all affect the standards of behavior in an organization. Individual factors include things like moral values, attitudes, knowledge levels, and personal goals.
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