Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Egoism versus Altruism: Some Aspects of Their Dialectic.

 

 

Egoism versus Altruism:

Some Aspects of Their Dialectic.



 

 

Dear Reader,

 

 

Egoism denigrates the human self in the form of other human selves – in the form of all human selves other than the human self that is manifesting the quality named “egoism”, by unconditionally seeking to aggrandize itself at the expense of all other human selves – aggrandizing this other-than-all-others’ self, supposedly at the expense only of all selves except itself.

 

Altruism denigrates the human self by, at least in its intension, always and unconditionally favoring any and all other human selves – all human selves other than the human self who is practicing “altruism” – regardless of the cost/harm/damage to this altruistic, other-than-all-others’-self, a self always seeking benefit for all human selves with the sole exception of itself.

 

Both altruism and egoism share this quality, and this failure, this inadequacy, of the denigration of the human self, albeit in opposing ways.

 

‘Altruistic egoism’, or ‘egoistic altruism’, does not denigrate the human self at all, but, instead, ‘upvalues’ and honors the human self both as ‘ownself’ and as ‘otherself’.


 

 

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For more information regarding these Seldonian insights, please see --

 

http://www.dialectics.org/dialectics/

 

and

 

www.dialectics.info

 

 

 

 

 

For partially pictographical, ‘poster-ized’ visualizations of many of these Seldonian insights -- specimens of dialectical art -- see:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/DialecticsMATH

 

 

 

¡ENJOY!

 

Regards,

Miguel Detonacciones,

 Voting Member, Foundation Encyclopedia Dialectica [F.E.D.],

Elected Member, F.E.D. General Council,

Participant, F.E.D. Special Council for Public Liaison,

Officer, F.E.D. Office of Public Liaison.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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