Psychological egoism and hobbes

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-208
Number of pages12
JournalFilozofia
Volume71
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

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Thomas Hobbes
Egoism
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Psychology

Keywords

  • Hobbes - psychological egoism - psychological hedonism - Tautological egoism - motivation

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  • Religious studies

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Psychological egoism and hobbes. / Chung, Hun.

In: Filozofia, Vol. 71, No. 3, 01.01.2016, p. 197-208.

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Chung, H 2016, 'Psychological egoism and hobbes', Filozofia, vol. 71, no. 3, pp. 197-208.
Chung, Hun. / Psychological egoism and hobbes. In: Filozofia. 2016 ; Vol. 71, No. 3. pp. 197-208.
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