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What is the difference of selfishness and selfinterest ?

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Asked by lalit mahata, 25 Oct '12 02:05 pm
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Good works can be done in self interest but can it be done in selfishness ?
Answered by truth exposed, 25 Oct '12 02:07 pm

 
  
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It is our prime duty in life to look after our interests... that is self interest, but we have no right to pursue a self interest harming others. Selfishness is pursing self interests at the cost of (harming) other's interests!
Answered by Shunmugham, 25 Oct '12 08:21 pm

 
  
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Selfishness-full of negativity....
selfinterest-full of dedication and devotion...
Answered by vijay, 25 Oct '12 02:49 pm

 
  
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Selfishness is in action and selfinterest is the thinking. Selfinterest only make selfishness.
Answered by sankaran iyer, 25 Oct '12 02:26 pm

 
  
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Selfishness iz callous..
self-intrst if watchd ,iz focussd!
Answered by tarannum, 25 Oct '12 02:14 pm

 
  
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Selfishness is placing concern with oneself or one's own interests above the well-being or interests of others

Self-interest generally refers to a focus on the needs or desires (interests) of oneself. By extension, it can mean:
Individualism, a philosophy stressing the worth of individual selves
Psychological egoism, the view that humans are always motivated by self-interest
Ethical egoism, the ethical position that moral agents ought to do what is in their own self-interest
Rational egoism
Hedonism, the school of ethics which argues that pleasure is the only intrinsic good.
Epicureanism, a philosophical system related to hedonism
Enlightened self-interest, a philosophy which states that acting to further the interests of others also serves one's own self-interest
Answered by Quest, 25 Oct '12 02:11 pm

 
  
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