[ UK /ˈiːɡə‍ʊˌɪzəm/ ]
[ US /ˈiɡoʊˌɪzəm/ ]
  1. (ethics) the theory that the pursuit of your own welfare in the basis of morality
  2. concern for your own interests and welfare
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How To Use egoism In A Sentence

  • Even matched against the blackguardly egoism of what you call genius? — Maurice Guest
  • Hence a type of reflective egoism has taken the place of animal gratification, and the idea of ulterior benefit has succeeded to that of immediate pleasure. Christianity and Ethics A Handbook of Christian Ethics
  • Controversially, he holds that the universalizability principle is merely formal and lacks content, being consistent with both egoism and utilitarianism, and that temporal neutrality translates into a form of prudence. Henry Sidgwick
  • But Gaspare had effectually changed her mood, had driven away what she chose to call her egoism, had concentrated all her thoughts on Vere. A Spirit in Prison
  • Psychological egoism claims that each person has but one ultimate aim: her own welfare.
  • James A. Johnston, the prison's first warden, believed that egoism was the chief failing of recidivists.
  • The core issue is finding a system for fixing our escalating egoism, which is becoming more evident with each passing generation.
  • When people are made to hear of the social violence that exists in their own communities they can escape the gravitational pull of blinkered egoism and begin to work together.
  • It's the oldest religion there ever was - sheer magnetic egoism. RUSHING TO PARADISE
  • The ability for a couple to marry is based on each one controlling innate egoism and narcissism.
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