“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.)
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with
one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA.
Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s
name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover
page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
the views of the main philosophers and the primary ethical concepts
associated with each of the major ethical theories presented in the
basic ethical theories, such as Divine Command Theory, Relativism,
Utilitarianism, Kantianism, Social Contract Theory, Egoism, and Virtue
an understanding of how to examine questions and issues from diverse
ethical perspectives and how these different ethical perspectives can be
applied to evaluate contemporary ethical dilemmas.
Demonstrate recognition of the role and function of moral arguments addressing traditional and contemporary moral issues.
Present complex ethical ideas, theories, and perspectives fairly, objectively, and critically.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in ethics.
Write clearly and concisely about ethics using proper writing mechanics.