Each response must be to a student whose post consists of an opposing argument to yours. That is, if you are assigned to argue in favor of altruism, you must respond to one student who argued in favor of egoism and one who argued in favor of â€œsomewhere in the middle of altruism and egoism.â€ Your responses should challenge your classmatesâ€™ arguments using the research you found to support your argument.
1st Latanya Dye:
Altruism Versus Egoism Debate
Altruism is a subject that is well known today. There are some that believe that individuals do have motives of altruistic behavior. However, there are also some who believe that individuals do not have motives of altruistic behavior. When altruism is mentioned, many believe that individuals do have an altruistic behavior because we as humans only have the nature do what is best for ourselves at that time. Some altruistic acts that have been done by individuals may seem as though they are acting without any motives of personal interest. However, the interest may not seem this way because the motives are due merely for real or symbolic reasons, internal or external reasons, (and or) material or spiritual reasons (Dibou, T. (2012p5). When it comes to Egoism, an Individuals conscious actions are believed to be because of the motives developed from the individualâ€™s self-interest (I.E. P, 2016). It is believed that individuals should do whatever they need to do in their own interest that it is their moral right. However, an individualâ€™s self-interest may not be of an interest to others (I.E. P, 2016).
Whether humans are capable of pure altruism (complete selflessness).
When it comes to altruism, we as humans are always going to be questioned about the motives behind our actions. It is believed that humans do in fact believe that they are capable of pure altruism. So Yes, I do believe that humans are capable of pure altruism (complete selflessness). (Pawlicki, S. (2015). I also have this belief cause of personal reasons. I have this belief because I find myself giving money to the homeless or helping the elderly etc., not because of symbolic reasons, internal or external reasons, (and or) material or spiritual reasons; but because it brings joy to the ones that I help.
Whether our good deeds are rooted in egoism (motivated by self-interest).
I do not believe that all good deeds are motivated by self-interest. According to (Sullivan, S