egoism

(redirected from egoistically)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
See: pride
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
To make the issue clear: could our subjects have acted more egoistically in the lab than they would have in the voting booth because they knew no one would starve or go homeless as a result of their behavior?
All the while, such experience is less directly open, with respect to the experience of liberty, to understanding that transcendence itself is the source of its own self-transcending --evil being presumptuously understood for the most part as autonomous in its own force or dereliction, egoistically closed to every ulterior truth.
Moreover, we should expect that those humans who are narrowly egoistically motivated will tend more often than not to be found out, since systematic and large scale deception is difficult to maintain, and, while they may succeed in advancing their own interests at the expense of the community for a while, sooner or later most of them are likely to be discovered and to suffer the disapprobation of the communities within which they live.
103) Specifically, she noted that identifying moral agendas in the furtherance of personal desires helps account for how the law is egoistically displaced.
There is no doubt that there is understanding for these issues in the Czech Republic, as well as awareness that the attempt of certain EU member states to instrumentalize the policy for enlargement with the aim of egoistically fulfilling their national interests reflects negatively on the EU candidate countries' political agenda and sends discouraging signals to the possible candidate countries.