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2 definitions found
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Egoism \E"go*ism\, n. [F. ['e]go["i]sme, fr. L. -ego I. See I,
and cf. Egotism.]
1. (Philos.) 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. Excessive love and thought of self; the habit of regarding
one's self as the center of every interest; selfishness;
-- opposed to altruism.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: (ethics) the theory that the pursuit of your own welfare in
the basis of morality
2: concern for your own interests and welfare [syn: egoism,
egocentrism, self-interest, self-concern, self-
centeredness] [ant: altruism, selflessness]
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