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the belief that human beings are so constituted that they must always act out of self-interest
psychological egoism
what it essentially means to be a human being; what makes us different from anything else
human nature
the individual person; the ego; the knower; that which persists through changes in a person
self
a twentieth century philosophy that denies any essential human nature; each of us creates our own essence through free action
existentialism
the idea that one kind of thing is, or can be defined as, another kind of thing
reductionism
a school of psychology that restricts the study of human nature to what can be obeserved rather than to states of consciousness
behaviorism