Re: virus: (un)selfishness

Tony Hindle (
Mon, 21 Apr 1997 23:06:29 +0100

In message <>, Robin Faichney <> writes
>Isn't there anyone else on the list who, like me, questions
>the meaningfulness of "ultimate motivation"? Where
>people say things like "every human action is ultimately
>selfish" do they think that is or ever will be testable?

I do. I am reading all this thread with interest but havent got
time to join much until I catch up on other things (I havent forgotten
our pending Dennett discussion)
I can see the truth in "ultimately all motivation is selfish"
but I can also see its uselessness. Perhaps you should agree on it then
proceed to consider two forms of selfishness: Altruistic and selfish.
I look foreward to the rest of the thread.
Tony Hindle.
I posted this as my dying deed, I hope it helps you, goodby