Definitions for egoismˈi goʊˌɪz əm, ˈɛg oʊ-

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. egoism(noun)

    (ethics) the theory that the pursuit of your own welfare in the basis of morality

  2. egoism, egocentrism, self-interest, self-concern, self-centeredness(noun)

    concern for your own interests and welfare

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  1. egoism(Noun)

    The tendency to think of self and self-interest.

  2. egoism(Noun)

    The belief that moral behavior should be directed toward one's self-interest.

  3. egoism(Noun)


Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Egoism(noun)

    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

  2. Egoism(noun)

    excessive love and thought of self; the habit of regarding one's self as the center of every interest; selfishness; -- opposed to altruism

  3. Origin: [F. gosme, fr. L. -ego I. See I, and cf. Egotism.]

The Nuttall EncyclopediaRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Egoism

    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.

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