Self‐Interest and Morality

Julia Annas

in The Morality of Happiness

Published in print August 1995 | ISBN: 9780195096521
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199833061 | DOI:
Self‐Interest and Morality

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Ancient ethical theories do not, like many modern ethical theories, recognize a gap in the theory between morality and self‐interest. Rather, self‐interest, developed into an appropriate concern with one's happiness, will already incorporate other‐concern, which in the different theories has different scope.

Keywords: ancient ethical theories; happiness; modern ethical theories; morality; self‐interest

Chapter.  2036 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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