The philosophy believing that all good and productive effort begins with the individual. The egoist, or one who follows egoism, seeks to better himself and views others a mutual partners and possible traders. Egoism is not synonimous with hedonism.
I earned the money. So its mine. But if you want it, then I'll give you two dollars for that good looking hamburger.
the claim that each person is only interested in their own welfare
the belief that an ethical/rational decision is one that is in ones own self interest
if you believe in egoism, everyone is an egoist
that guys such a dick, i bet he believes in egoism
A state of mind where one thinks more about oneself than the others. Egoism is the opposite of altruism.
All the burgers are mine. Mine. Mine. Mine. All twentyeight of them. And you get nada, because you're a bunch of suckers and I won't give you.
Hey! give my burgers back.