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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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Only with this notion (and not with contemplative sympathy) are questions of motivation raised; and only in the context of motivation can we clarify what Sen means when he refers to sympathetic actions as 'egoistic' (P2).
More recent research on the egoism-altruism debate has demonstrated that both empathic and egoistic motives are influenced by the contextual cues of need severity and relationship closeness.
Thus, the boy was one of the victims who didn't adapt to the egoistic and competitive society.
The methodology of the study was to examine the perceptions and lived experiences of the healthcare providers of a Christian hospital and examine whether or not each of the ethical climates, Egoistic, Benevolent, or Principled, perceived by the employees can be effectively functioning and linked to both CSR value (Shareholder and Stakeholder) in this setting.
For the purpose of the study, only 12 value statements reflecting 3 value orientations (i.e., egoistic, biospheric and altruistic) were used.
Reading such a touching story like Ruby's certainly puts one's own egoistic views on life well and truly in the shade.
At the same time, he went on, this issue should not be monoplised by an egoistic eye that does not see the natural diversity.
"This is not an intellectual approach, not a logical approach, not an egoistic approach, as all these things came after your presence," says the Master.
Meanwhile, Delhi BJP leader Kuljeet Chahal said this episode indicated how egoistic Kejriwal government has become.
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'Egoistic' product characteristics supply straightforward and noticeable positive consequences for a consumer, by that fulfilling self-interest demands.
An egoistic employee's probability of performing in the public sphere augments in his slowness.