e·go·ism (ē′gō-ĭz′əm) n. 1. a. The doctrine that human behavior is motivated by self-interest. b. The belief that self-interest provides the proper basis ...
Egotism is the drive to maintain and enhance favorable views of oneself, and generally features an inflated opinion of one's personal features and importance.
Egoist definition, a self-centered or selfish person (opposed to altruist). See more. Dictionary.com; Word of the Day; Translate; Games; Blog; Thesaurus.com;
Ethical egoists do best by defending rational egoism instead. Rational egoism faces objections from arbitrariness, Nagel, Parfit, and evolutionary debunking.