Einstein's Theory Of Ethical Egoism

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Ethical egoism is a normative theory that states an individual 's actions must be done from the perspective to maximize one’s self-interest. Ethical egoism requires that people give special treatment to themselves, and that they have a duty to serve their self-interest. Ethical egoism holds that a person should act only when the action benefits them, and they should therefore refrain from actions when the act provides no benefits for them. When one action is wrong the opposite of the action would seem to be one that is correct. If helping a person would prevent your own self-interest, this would seem to make it morally permissible for a person to perform harm to others in situations where their self-interest would benefit from the action. But,…show more content…
As a solitary being, Einstein attempts to protect his own existence and that of those who are closest to him, to satisfy his personal desires, and to develop his own abilities. Ethical egoists do not allow for this idea for society and there 's no society among ethical egoists because no one matters except for yourself. Einstein tells us that ethical egoism emphasizes the egoistic needs, which is what I would need and I wouldn’t care what other people need. The thing is that your needs are not only relative to yourself, but they’re also relative to other people. And as a solitary being, Einstein attempts to protect his own existence in that of those who are closest to him to satisfy his personal desires and to develop his…show more content…
I don’t think it improves the quality of our lives because we depend on our society to make us happy and if that doesn’t happen then we find ourselves lonely or unsatisfied because we don’t have the attention and we feel as if we are not approved by our society. I agree with what Einstein is trying to say, because I can relate to his point in our society today. People live every day to live happy lives and we listen to things that people tell us in our society, whether they are good or bad and they change our attitudes because of it. Although ethical egoism has some appeal in its ability to evenly reconcile morality and self-interest, the theory has been almost universally rejected as an acceptable ethical
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