Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 May 2019

256 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474413374

Bookseller Code (06)

Self-love, Egoism and the Selfish Hypothesis

Key Debates from Eighteenth-Century British Moral Philosophy

First Edition

Christian Maurer

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Analyses of one of the central debates at the dawn of the Enlightenment: are people motivated only by self-interest?
  • Thoroughly analyses and compares various positions in the debates on self-love in 18th-century British moral philosophy
  • Places the central arguments on self-love in their philosophical and theological context
  • Provides the first analysis of Archibald Campbell's account of self-love in his moral philosophy