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Comparing Psychological & Ethical Egoism

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What is a descriptive theory?

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1. What is the belief behind psychological egoism?

2. What does psychological egoism claim about selfishness?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

Learn to identify the relevant distinctions between psychological and ethical egoism including underlying beliefs. Use this quiz and worksheet to exercise relevant vocabulary words and answer multiple choice questions about descriptive theories and their opposites.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will quiz you on theories and definitions in the following categories:

  • Ethical egoism
  • Psychological egoism
  • Theories on egoism
  • Selfishness

Skills Practiced

This quiz will aid your use of the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as descriptive theory and psychological egoism
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as ethical egoism and psychological egoism
  • Critical thinking - apply a knowledge of psychological and ethical theories to examine the human ego in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about psychological and ethical egoism, study the corresponding lesson called Comparing Psychological & Ethical Egoism. The objectives covered in this lesson are:

  • Understand the human ego through the lens of philosophy
  • Explain the difference between psychological and ethical egoism
  • Understand normative and descriptive theories
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