This course examines the basic issues and problems of ethics and values and surveys some important alternative answers to the questions raised, on both an individual and a social level, by our necessity to act and to live in a rational and human way.
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The essay "Egoism and Moral Scepticism" is James Rachels included in this book: A New Introduction to Philosophy edited by Stephen Cahn.
"Egoism and Moral Scepticism" is on p.423 in this edition; there are several copies on the IA. Be sure to click Return Now when the session is finished, whether or not you will need the title again. Apologies if you are familiar with using the IA.
Here is the IA link: https://archive.org/details/newintroductiont0000cahn
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Unless you have opted for the 14 day checkout, when you have finished your Internet Archive session, be absolutely sure to click the Return Now button, even if you plan to return to the book and read it again.