Many commentators think that Hobbes was committed to psychological egoism. Psychological egoism is a theory of human psychology claiming that all human actions are ultimately motivated solely by one's own self-interest. In this paper, I argue that there are reasons to think that Hobbes was not committed to psychological egoism in any of its plausible formulations.
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 2016 Jan 1|
- Hobbes - psychological egoism - psychological hedonism - Tautological egoism - motivation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Religious studies