Egoism and Altruism

In Bernard Williams (ed.), Problems of the Self. Cambridge [Eng.]: Cambridge University Press (1973)
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A discussion of egoism and altruism as related both to ethical theory and moral psychology. Williams considers and rejects various arguments for and against the existence of egoistic motives and the rationality of someone motivated by self-interest. He ultimately attempts to give a more Humean defense of altruism, as opposed to the more Kantian defenses found in Thomas Nagel, for example

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