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  • Egoistic guidance is a daoguide similarly committed to right-wrong, normative guiding distinctions rooted in a distinction between 'self' and 'other.'

    Taoism

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    The Egoistic Friend

  • Egoistic love allows the individual to deny himself something in order to enhance the pleasure of another, but only because his own pleasure is enhanced as a result.

    Max Stirner

  • Egoistic property is rather constituted by the ˜unlimited dominion™ (223) of individuals over the world, by which Stirner appears to mean that there are no moral constraints on how an individual might relate to things and other persons.

    Max Stirner

  • Egoistic reasons are paradigmatic agent-relative reasons, and it should be trivial that they come out as such rather than a matter of great controversy.

    Reasons for Action: Agent-Neutral vs. Agent-Relative

  • -- The egoist may set his affections upon pleasure, and become a representative of Egoistic Hedonism, the variety of egoism normally treated as typical and made the subject of criticism in ethical treatises.

    A Handbook of Ethical Theory

  • Egoistic impulses are recognized, in that reward and punishment are allotted, but the end urged upon the attention of the individual is the common good, not his own particular good.

    A Handbook of Ethical Theory

  • Egoistic, commonplace, insincere in her ordinary life, -- love made her simple, true, almost good: she understood in love the joy that is to be found in self-forgetfulness.

    Jean-Christophe, Volume I

  • Egoistic impatience had placed false weights and measures in my hands.

    Gänsemännchen. English

  • Egoistic pleasures of all kinds are doubled by another's sympathetic participation; and the pleasures of another are added to the egoistic pleasures.

    Primitive Love and Love-Stories

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