Assignment 1: Analysis of a Philosopher’s Views
Due Week 4 and worth 150 points
Preparation:Read “Egoism and Moral Skepticism”s s by James Rachels, located in Chapter 3: Morality and Self Interest. Discuss his views and provide a valid and logical analysis and response.
Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:
Analyze James Rachel’s arguments regarding psychological egoism and ethical egoism.
Provide at least two (2) examples that support the idea of moral skepticism.
Discuss whether or not morality is possible in light of egoism, providing a rationale and examples to support your position.
Include at least three (3) credible, academic references. (Do not use such open sources as Wikipedia, About, Ask.)