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Principles and Anti-Principles in Ethics

Peter Schwartz

Presented at: OCON 2015

Date: Jul 03, 2015

The purpose of normative principles is to provide us with guidance. There are, of course, false principles--but is altruism simply a false principle, or is it essentially something else? Does it offer moral guidance, or does it--on its own terms--fail even to accomplish that? In this informal seminar, the author of In Defense of Selfishness: Why the Code of Self-Sacrifice Is Unjust and Destructive discusses what he learned about this question in the writing of his book.


Parts: 1

Handout: none