Solipsism vs Egoism - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between solipsism and egoism

is that solipsism is (philosophy) the theory that the self is all that exists or that can be proven to exist while egoism is .

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

solipsism

Noun

(en noun)
  • (philosophy) The theory that the self is all that exists or that can be proven to exist.
  • Self-absorption, an unawareness of the views or needs of others; self-centeredness; egoism
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=August 21 , author=Jason Heller , title=The Darkness: Hot Cakes (Music Review) , work=The Onion AV Club citation , page= , passage=Self-mythology has always been part of The Darkness’ shtick, but here Hawkins and crew forget to back it up with music catchy enough to transcend the solipsism .}}
  • * (rfdate) (Bing West)
  • The solipsism that too frequently infects high commands has no place on a battlefield.

    egoism

    English

    Noun

  • 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
  • Synonyms

    * (tendency to think of self) selfishness

    Antonyms

    * (tendency to think of self) altruism

    See also

    * ethnocentrism * misanthropy (hatred of human race) * narcissism