Assignment from nickkynickky
Ethical egoism is the view that an act is permissible if it maximizes an agentâ€™s self-interest or welfare. One can argue that this view presupposes constraints on an agentâ€™s actions or liberty of action, because it is not in an agentâ€™s self-interest to do acts that are harmful or indifferent to the interests of other agents (i.e., to do narrowly self-interested actions or actions that are not at all other-regarding). Present a cogent argument that considers this idea with reference to Glauconâ€™s arguments in the Republic for why we have reason to act unjustly, or to disobey moral norms and conventions to do as we please, if we can.
Plagiarism, or any violation of Hunter Collegeâ€™s policy on academic integrity, will result in the pursuit of an academic or a disciplinary sanction. Papers should be roughly 1000 words in length, double-spaced, and composed in a standard 12-point font. Papers must cite a primary source. Do not consult, or refer to, any online resource for your paper.
Stylistic suggestions: Exclude any historical or biographical information on the works, or philosophers, under consideration. Avoid clichÃ©s, such as â€œWe should always believe in ourselves,â€ as they detract from developing strong arguments.