- Wikipedia: Solipsism
User-created article on Solipsism, the philosophical belief often mistaken for egoism, that one's self is the only thing that can be known with certainty. Examines the historical roots of solipsism, its connection to Eastern philosophy, and objections to the theory.
- Hobbes, Thomas (1588-1679)@
- Rand, Ayn (1905-1982)@
Find sites about Ayn Rand, the American novelist and philosopher who wrote the novels We the Living, The Fountainhead, Atlas Shrugged, and the novella Anthem. Sites feature biography, literary work, ideology, essays, documentary, and quotes of the writer who developed the philosophy of Objectivism.
- Wikipedia: Ethical Egoism
User-created article explains ethical egoism, the belief that one should act in a way to maximize one's personal happiness. Includes a discussion of ethical egoisms proponents, as well as its connection to other ethical theories.
- Wikipedia: Psychological Egoism
User-created article explains psychological egoism, the belief that individuals always act in their own self-interest. Includes an explanation, the problem with apparent altruism, and criticism of the theory.
- Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Egoism
Encyclopedia article on egoism. Includes an explanation of the differences between descriptive and psychological egoism, normative and rational egoism, and an explanation of ethical egoism.
- Psychological Egoism and Ethical Egoism
Article gives definitions of ethical and psychological egoism, as well as aguments in favor, and criticisms against both theories.
- Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Egoism
Explains the difference between the descriptive and normative forms of egoism. Also provides detailed examinations of psychological, rational, and ethical egoism.