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egoism

 [e´go-izm]
1. any of several ethical doctrines describing relationships between morality, self-interest and behavior.
2. excessive preoccupation with oneself, self-interest with disregard for the needs of others.

egoism

(ē′gō-ĭzm)
An inflated estimate of one's value or effectiveness.
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Conversely, conceptually, a cynic need not be an egoist. He could be genuinely other-regarding and believe that other people are as well, but after being repeatedly deceived, defrauded, or taken advantage of, he might come to suspect the motives of other people generally (or suspect in particular a loved one who turned out to be insincere or untrue).
The Egoist standpoint considers the claim to a patch of land as a pure matter of power.
Here we find a lucid explanation of what he means by the "impersonal poet," an idea he had begun to consider in the first part of "Tradition and the Individual Talent," which appeared in the Egoist in September of the same year.
The presumption that self-interest is "myopic" is the notion that the egoist acts in a short-range, concrete-bound manner, equivalent to the "fly-by-night" operator heedless of the deleterious, longer-term consequences of his arbitrary approach, and ignorant of the harm he inflicts on his social reputation and self-esteem.
Such an ontology has been developed in hybrid theory in a way that avoids some objections to deep ecology (that the 'expanded Self' is an egoist self, for example) and isn't hobbled by internal dissention (what exactly is the true faith?).
Can the egoist who reasons using statements where proper names and indexicals figure as constants be moral or ethical?
In the final section of the book, Tara Smith responds to comments about her monographs on the Objectivist ethics, most recently Ayn Rand's Normative Ethics: The Virtuous Egoist (CUP 2006; cf.
The Egoist version's leather interior parts will be tailor-made by German master craftsmen of Seton Co.
"If there is an ignorant person or an egoist or a tyrant who just wanted to make an aggression then our Defence Ministry should reach a point where it could cut off the hand of the aggressor before it decided to make an aggression," he said.
There is an overwhelming focus on the American versions of the little magazine, with only two chapters on British magazines (Bruce Clarke on The Freewoman and Egoist; and Faith Binckes on Rhythm); a third essay, on Laura Riding's Epilogue, which was published in Majorca in the 1930s, can only gesture to the vast hinterland that is the European 'little magazine'.
Eleven Minutes reveals .McCarroll, all bratty humor and whining asides, as exactly how Project Runway fans know him to be--an insecure egoist with a quirky aesthetic and an inability to take criticism.