Instructions Write a 4-5 page, double spaced and typed paper on one of the following topics. In each, you are asked to state and explain the theory in question or the authors views on the subject. You are also asked to spend at least one of the pages explaining and defending your own position on the matter. Consult the guidelines in the textbook for how to write philosophy papers. Accuracy, clarity, and evidence of careful thinking, as well as the cogency of your position are the crucial features in these essays.
Compare and explain the theories of both psychological egoism and ethical egoism. Be sure to define key terms as you proceed. What are the typical strengths and disadvantages of both theories? Use some concrete examples to make your case. Do you side with either theory? Why or why not?