• 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.