There is only selfish behavior. There is no such thing as a selfless act.

Posted by: ben2974

Selfish acts? Selfless acts? What's possible...

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MasturDbtor says2013-09-04T14:38:44.6553246-05:00
@ MysticEgg An act that one conceptualizes as "giving oneself positive feelings" is still a self-interest.
MasturDbtor says2013-09-05T15:08:35.2130687-05:00
However, the theory of "psychological egoism" is meaningless. It says nothing, because in no possible Universe would it not be true. It is impossible to have a psychology whether man or beast or sentient alien that isn't self-interested because anything a person is interested in is an interest that belongs to their self. What's worse is you wind up with the suggestion that there is right way to be "self-interested" or that there is such a thing as "Rational self-interest". Reason is only useful for figuring out means. Ends are entirely subjective. Hence we should embrace self-interest with no expectations that it be rational, with no boundaries for what a self-interest may entail.
ben2974 says2013-09-20T04:16:53.8125965-05:00
@Delliss Just call it altruistic behavior :]

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