Enlightened self-interest – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

2 Oct

Enlightened self-interest is a philosophy in ethics which states that persons who act to further the interests of others (or the interests of the group or groups to which they belong), ultimately serve their own self-interest. [1][2][3]

It has often been simply expressed by the belief that an individual, group, or even a commercial entity will “do well by doing good”. [4][5] Enlightened self-interest might be considered to be unrealistically idealistic and altruistic by detractors and practically idealistic and utilitarian by proponents.

Closing talk at #owf #openworldforum is talking about ego-altruism. I think this sums it up.

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