The terms "egoism" and "egotism" may refer to:

  • Egotism, an excessive or exaggerated sense of self-importance
  • Ethical egoism, the doctrine that holds that individuals ought to do what is in their self-interest
  • Psychological egoism, the doctrine that holds that individuals are always motivated by self-interest
  • Rational egoism, the belief that it is rational to act in one's self-interest
  • Solipsism (sometimes called egoism), the belief that only one's self exists, or that only the experiences of one's self can be verified
  • Egoist anarchism, a form of anarchism, as most often represented by Max Stirner
  • Egocentrism, inability to "put oneself in other peoples' shoes"

Other articles related to "egoism":

Rational Egoism - Philosophy
... Rational egoism is discussed by the nineteenth-century English philosopher Henry Sidgwick in The Methods of Ethics ... Sidgwick considers three such procedures, namely, rational egoism, dogmatic intuitionism, and utilitarianism ... Rational egoism is the view that, if rational, "an agent regards quantity of consequent pleasure and pain to himself alone important in choosing between alternatives of action and seeks always the ...
... Post-egoism is a philosophy emerging from the schools of post-modernism and Buddhism that aims to transcend traditions of artistic egoism, ethical egoism, and notions of an autonomous self ... began to network with others and form sort of ‘post-egoism’ communities ...
Individualist Anarchism In The United States - American Egoism
... is his might over it." In adopting Stirnerite egoism (1886), Tucker rejected natural rights which had long been considered the foundation of libertarianism ... Thereafter, Liberty championed egoism although its general content did not change significantly." "Several periodicals were undoubtedly influenced by ... Among those American anarchists who adhered to egoism include Benjamin Tucker, John Beverley Robinson, Steven T ...
Philosophy Of Max Stirner - Thought - Egoism
... Stirner has been broadly understood as a proponent of both psychological egoism and ethical egoism, although the latter position can be disputed, as ... on each individual's desire to fulfill their egoism ... in short, for the egoist who would like not to be an egoist, and abases himself (combats his egoism), but at the same time abases himself only for the sake of "being exalted", and therefore ...
Anarchist Schools Of Thought - Individualist Anarchism - Egoist Anarchism
... exponents of individualist anarchism." Stirner's philosophy is usually called "egoism" ... The Union requires that all parties participate out of a conscious egoism ... discusses Stirner and speaks of a "communist egoism," which is said to be a "synthesis of individualism and collectivism," and says that "greed in its fullest sense is the only possible basis of communist society ...

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    The egoism which enters into our theories does not affect their sincerity; rather, the more our egoism is satisfied, the more robust is our belief.
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    No egoism is so insufferable as that of the Christian with regard to his soul.
    W. Somerset Maugham (1874–1965)