(ethics) the theory that the pursuit of your own welfare in the basis of morality
egoism, egocentrism, self-interest, self-concern, self-centeredness(noun)
concern for your own interests and welfare
The tendency to think of self and self-interest.
The belief that moral behavior should be directed toward one's self-interest.
the doctrine of certain extreme adherents or disciples of Descartes and Johann Gottlieb Fichte, which finds all the elements of knowledge in the ego and the relations which it implies or provides for
excessive love and thought of self; the habit of regarding one's self as the center of every interest; selfishness; -- opposed to altruism
Origin: [F. gosme, fr. L. -ego I. See I, and cf. Egotism.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the philosophy of those who, uncertain of everything but the existence of the Ego or I, resolve all existence as known into forms or modifications of its self-consciousness.
The numerical value of egoism in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of egoism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Intolerance itself is a form of egoism, and to condemn egoism intolerantly is to share it.
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- sobectví, egoismusCzech
- egoismi, itsekkyysFinnish
- ანგარება, ეგოიზმიGeorgian
- amor suiLatin
- egoïsme, zelfzuchtDutch
- samoljublje, egoizamSerbo-Croatian
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