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Published: 14 December 2007

336 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195305852

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Morality and Self-Interest

Paul Bloomfield

Ever since "Know Thyself" was inscribed at Delphi, Western philosophers have struggled to understand the relations between morality and self-interest. This edited volume of essays pushes forward one of the oldest and most important debates in philosophy. Is morality a check on self-interest or is it in one's self interest to be moral? Can morality and self-interest be understood independently of each other?