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egoism


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  egoism 
  n  :  attempting  to  get  personal  recognition  for  yourself 
  (especially  by  unacceptable  means)  [syn:  {egocentrism},  {self-interest}, 
  {self-concern},  {self-centeredness}]  [ant:  {altruism}] 




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