Homework #1, due 9/18 in class

Read the assigned reading on egoism (Ch. 3a), and then answer the following question in no more than 250 words double spaced (about 1 page). Bring your answer to class.

Do you think people are capable of genuine altruism (acting solely for the benefit of others), or are they only capable of acting for their own benefit? Use at least one of the arguments in the reading to help explain your answer.

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