egoism

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egotism
The tendency to think of self and self-interest
The belief that moral behavior should be directed toward one's self-interest
the theory that places man's chief good in the completeness of self
–– the ethical view that one ought to act out of regard for his own benefit or welfare
attempting to get personal recognition for yourself (especially by unacceptable means)
Excessive love and thought of self; the habit of regarding ones self as the center of every interest. Considered by Objectivists to be an antonym of "egotist," and has the meaning "rational self-interest
Excessive love and thought of self; the habit of regarding one's self as the center of every interest; selfishness; opposed to altruism
morality is based on self-interest Conflicts are over indirect (long term), direct (short term) interest Our interest in other people is in the need for a stable society that is better for us in the long run
a consequentialist ethical theory that contends that we act morally when we act in a way that promotes our own best long-term interests
the view that we are always motivated by self-interest or that we always should be so motivated Contemporary rational choice theorists attempt to understand how actual social institutions can be based on the choices of individuals acting according to egoist principles The prisoner's dilemma and other problem cases show difficulties with this approach
disapproval Egoism is the same as egotism. egotism. In ethics, the principle that we should each act so as to promote our own interests. The great advantage of such a position is that it avoids any possible conflict between morality and self-interest; if it is rational for us to pursue our own interest, the rationality of morality is equally clear. The prescriptive thesis of ethical egoism can be distinguished from the descriptive thesis of psychological egoism. Psychological egoism is a generalization about human motivation, namely, that everyone always acts so as to promote his or her own interests
a motive (supposedly underlying all behavior) to increase one's own welfare The opposite of altruism, which aims to increase another's welfare
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
Genus: Ethical system Differentia: The self is the standard of value Comment: Variants of Egoism include Hedonism and Rational Egoism
is the practice of evaluating a decision against the criterion of whether it serves a person's self-interest
{i} exaggerated feelings of self-importance, selfishness, vanity
solipsism
egomism
egotism
egotism
The result or product of being egoistic
egotism
A tendency to talk excessively about oneself
egotism
A belief that one is superior to or more important than others
rational egoism
The doctrine that it is rational to act in one's own self-interest
egotism
self-conceit
egotism
{n} self-commendation, self-sufficiency
Egotism
solipsism
egotism
A belief that one is superior
egotism
an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others
egotism
The practice of too frequently using the word I; hence, a speaking or writing overmuch of one's self; self-exaltation; self-praise; the act or practice of magnifying one's self or parading one's own doings
egotism
A preoccupation with oneself
egotism
disapproval Egotism is the quality of being egotistic. = selfishness. the belief that you are much better or more important than other people
egotism
{i} conceit, self-centeredness, selfishness, exaggerated feelings of self-importance, vanity
egotism
The word is also used in the sense of egoism
egotism
an exaggerated opinion of your own importance
psychological egoism
{i} view that all human motivation is egoistic or selfish, view that people act egoistically in their own interest
egoism
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