• Explain the prisoner’s dilemma and how

 

it relates to the discussion of egoism and

 

the social contract.

 

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

 

• Discuss how egoism is connected to

 

laissez-faire capitalism and economics.

 

• Evaluate the challenge that egoism

 

poses for the moral point of view.

 

• Defend your own ideas about egoism,

 

altruism, and the social contract.