Example Of Rational Egoism

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Rational egoism is when people are selfish and do everything in their own self-interest. Rational egoists act rationally for their long term happiness. Dumbledore does not want to die slowly and without dignity. He is probably also in pain from his illness. Albus is not happy with the thought of dying in this way. He would prefer to die by assisted suicide, than by dying slowly by illness. He would be happier with dying, than continuing to live knowing that the illness will slowly kill him. So according to rational egoism, Dumbledore is morally right to commit assisted suicide.
1b. Rational egoism is when people are selfish and do everything in their own self-interest. Rational egoists act rationally for their long term happiness. Snape was initially hesitant of agreeing to help Dumbledore. Killing Albus probably hurt Snape at first. Who would be happy about helping their friend commit suicide? In the long run, though, Snape carrying out this act was what Albus wanted. Snape was probably happy that his friend was no longer suffering. Snape also gained more credibility with Voldemort. Being able to help bring down Voldemort, who killed Lilly who Snape loved, probably brought Snape great happiness. So, in the long run,
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Justice theory is about fairness and responding properly. Dumbledore asking Snape to do this for him, which is not really fair to Snape. Dumbledore being sick and wanting to die with dignity is reasonable. Wanting to commit suicide because of his illness is not an unreasonable response. If someone does not want to die slowly and in pain, then committing suicide could be considered a proper response. Asking Snape to help him, on the other hand, may not be. Dumbledore could have committed suicide alone. However, by having Snape kill him, Snape gained more credibility with Voldemort. So by not wasting this opportunity, Dumbledore had a proper response. Overall Dumbledore was morally right following justice since his response was not

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