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Selfishness, Self-Concern and Happiness
John H. Whittaker
The Journal of Religious Ethics
Vol. 8, No. 1 (Spring, 1980), pp. 149-159
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40017743
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To see how one can unselfishly pursue his moral obligations for the sake of being happy, we need to distinguish between the universal, unchosen, unfocused desire for happiness and the particular, variable desire for that in which we invest our larger interest in being happy. Only the latter form of the desire for happiness threatens to reduce morality to a menial status.
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