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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.

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