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Love? What’s in it for me?

Updated Thursday, 16th July 2015

This short animation, narrated by Aidan Turner, looks at how love is a selfish act that people only do so that they can feel good about themselves. 

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If you do someone a favour, do you do it just to make yourself feel good? That’s what psychological egoists believe. It might seem as if you act from love of another person or compassion for their plight, but that’s an illusion. Deep down we are nothing but selfish.

 

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