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Effective Egoism: Making the Case for Selfishness

In this episode of New Ideal Live, Nikos Sotirakopoulos interviews Don Watkins about his new book Effective Egoism: An Individualist’s Guide to Pride, Purpose, and the Pursuit of Happiness. Nikos and Don discuss the need for moral guidance on how to make the most of your life, why we need principles to guide our actions, and six lessons for living your best life.

Among the topics covered:

  • How philosophy can give you a framework for living your best life;
  • Why your life matters;
  • How to take charge of your life;
  • How to pursue your happiness;
  • Why you need reason to pursue happiness;
  • How to create deep and lasting values;
  • Making the case for egoism;
  • Why pleasure is necessary for a meaningful life.

The podcast was recorded on December 7, 2023. Listen to the discussion below. Listen and subscribe from your mobile device on Apple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts, Spotify or Stitcher. Watch archived podcasts here.

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