As nouns the difference between egoism and asceticism
is that egoism
is while asceticism
is the principles and practices of an ascetic; extreme self-denial and austerity.
The tendency to think selfishly with exclusive self-interest in mind.
(ethics) The belief that moral behavior should be directed toward one's self-interest only.
(nonstandard, by confusion of the similar words) egotism
* (tendency to think of self) selfishness
* (tendency to think of self) altruism
* misanthropy (hatred of human race)
The principles and practices of an ascetic; extreme self-denial and austerity.