PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Nothing
 
Comments: 4
Article views: 294
 
 
Latest Badges:


 
View all Nothing's badges.
 

Egoism

28 February 2013, 16:00

I do not have the desire, or collective thought, to compose a complete description of Egoism so I’ll just write a short summary of what it is. The general historical thought – a person who lives a self-centred life and a pure egoist would of course be completely selfish. An ‘ethical’ egoist would claim that you ought to be egotistical, although ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ fall back before my will.

‘Psychological’ egoism maintains that action is inevitably egotistical, and is ‘right’ to a point besides power of concepts and moods that can affect me to commit to decisions I reasonably wouldn’t contemplate. Neither of which describes ME.

Moving on – Rational egoism postulates that it is irrational, perhaps even senseless to be anything but an egoist since we are all…. EGO.  Since I am myself, ‘standards’ and ‘rules’ are mine – there isn’t any logical way to be ‘above’ me – I give them substance, I decide to act, I decide their value.  

I retain no morality or ideology, I cannot ‘fear’ the immaterial – my dread is of might alone and my will sole arbitrator of ‘right’ and ‘wrong’.

Without doubt I maintain that Egoism is the natural progression of Existential Nihilism. Existential Nihilists appreciate two concepts: 1) Absurdity of exterior values 2) Nature of existence (Nature based). It, Existential Nihilism, also happens to be an essential point, which is, if being completely honest, impossible to refute (Moralistic points are funny, not valid…) – but it isn’t complete – the final destination, so to speak, is ultimately – THE SELF – THE EGO.

Dostoyevsky’s Nihilism concerns itself with a universe free of gods – the Egoistic viewpoint is that it is simply doesn’t matter if a god exists – such a god will always be number two, assuming he/she/it (or whatever) exists.  

The Egoists, unlike the Nihilist, sees the word as his property, he may also take interest in others (if they help actualise his will) – which is not common among even Existential Nihilists. Egoism opposes any ‘philosophy dictating rules of engagement’ – it isn’t normative – there are no ‘rules’ – The Egoist is simply his will.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
4 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
barker
The role of the media.....????

i agree totally with various writers about the role of the media in apparent racist incidents. Read more...

0 comments 762 views
Submitted by
Esias Van Wyk
The two Barriers

Reading the essay of Thandolwethu Mene was kind of an eye opener to me. He is writing so straight from the heart. Read more...

0 comments 333 views
Submitted by
Vincent Meiring
Corrupt so called pastor...

It's about time the ANC get rid of all their older generation comrades.... it seems they are the greedy self helping bunch. Read more...

0 comments 603 views
Submitted by
Thandolwethu Mene
Mmusi Maimane should fire Helen Z...

If someone like Zille with all the credentials of the struggle can hold those views about colonialism, how invested could she be in black people’s current plights? Read more...

0 comments 1356 views
Submitted by
Roxanne Dyman
Injustice at Spur steakranches

Spur says they do not condone racism. Their actions have yet to prove that. Read more...

0 comments 5651 views
Submitted by
James Livingstone
Spur's double standards

Can I also be contacted by the directors of Spur for the hurt caused to my two daughters? No, didn't think so.  Read more...

0 comments 46322 views
 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2017 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.