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Do self-interest and morality necessarily conflict?

Philosophers from Rousseau to Nietzsche have offered answers

By Naomi Goulder  

Friedrich Nietzsche, a 19th century philosopher. Goulder wonders what he would have made of this question

Read more: Nietzsche—America’s superman

On 31st May Naomi Goulder will speak at “The Good, The Bad and the Controversial” at “HowTheLightGetsIn”—the philosophy and music session at Hay Festival. The discussion will be hosted by Sameer Rahim, Prospect’s Arts and Books Editor. 

When moral considerations are invoked, it is often to limit or constrain pursuit of our individual interests or…

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