Definitions for egoismˈi goʊˌɪz əm, ˈɛg oʊ-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
e•go•ism*ˈi goʊˌɪz əm, ˈɛg oʊ-(n.)
the habit of valuing everything only in reference to one's personal interest
Ref: (opposed to altruism 1 ).
egotism or conceit.
the view in ethics that morality ultimately rests on self-interest.
* Syn: See egotism.
Origin of egoism:
1775–85; < F égoïsme
(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
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.
Translations for egoism
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
- egoísmoPortuguese (BR)
- der EgoismusGerman
- egoisme; selvoptagethedDanish
- sjálfselska, eigingirniIcelandic
- bangga diriMalay
- egoa asmeDutch
- ځانمنى، په ځان مينتوب، ځان ته غره والى، ځان مننهPashto
- bencillik, egoizmTurkish
- 自私自利的人，利己主義者Chinese (Trad.)
- tính ích kỷVietnamese
- 自我主义，自私自利Chinese (Simp.)
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