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limited to or caring only about yourself and your own needs

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And if man exercises such liberty egoistically, instead of rejoining himself, reflectingly and lovingly, in the being and in the good that God irrevocably is, he will only manage, as our mortal life shows he has timelessly done, to make evil real, the same evil that exists only potentially in God but is ferociously and banally present in the human world.
Even though Peter Mir main target is Lucas, who behaves egoistically both in aiming to murder his brother and in hitting the innocent Peter Mir on the head and then declaring him a thief, Clement is also to blame for helping Lucas.
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.
1997) and nervousness (Hornstein, 1982) that might lead to egoistically motivated helping in order to relieve one's own negative emotional state (Batson, 1998).
In an act of resistance, representational abstraction was egoistically centripetal rather than publicly centrifugal, investing in a romance of the self in place of an art instrumentally focused on the problematics of society's weal.
All people are egoistically viewed to be bad because they, together with their wicked eyes, voices, and heartbeats, are trying to "harm" him, to "steal" his peace and "disturb" his life.
We egoistically follow our needs, sometimes with consciousness and excuses: But how shall we convince others to contribute to our plan of saving the world with sustainability?
Only an egoistically distorted love brings about the weakening and abolition of its recipient.
However, when she does this she provides an earnest agonized record of what was lost: Daniel Deronda's mother unrepentantly puts before her son how her father egoistically used the patriarchical norms for a mother and daughter to pervert humane obligations between individuals and to repress her talents and nature as an individual (e.
51) Rather than asserting himself egoistically upon experience, James surrenders to it, is accessible to it.
Moving on to Tamburlaine, he contends that if Aeneas's failure is due to a lack of idealized masculine self-objects, Tamburlaine egoistically asserts this ideal from within himself.
Game theory introduces the more realistic assumption that the rational individuals of theory react to the action of others and that each of them interacts egoistically (and, consequently, antagonistically) with other individuals.
Those in the preconventional stages, which usually occur during childhood, make decisions egoistically.