self-regarding


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self-regarding

adj
1. self-centred; egotistical
2. (Philosophy) philosophy (of an action) affecting the interests of no-one other than the agent, and hence, according to John Stuart Mill, immune from moral criticism
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TOLKIEN (12A) *** REEKING of radioactive levels of unthinking snobbery, this dreary account of the early life of the acclaimed author of The Hobbit fatally overestimates the appeal of being cooped up for two hours with self-regarding and overprivileged public school boys.
TOLKIEN (12A) HH HHH REEKING of radioactive levels of unthinking snobbery, this dreary account of the early life of the acclaimed author of The Hobbit fatally overestimates the appeal of being cooped up for two hours with self-regarding and overprivileged public school boys.
KQ management has become obsessed with its own "self-regarding act" of survival they have forgotten the passenger, their most precious commodity in this very challenging aviation trade.
In a role which takes Hugh Jackman a long way from saving the world as the superhero Wolverine, the Aussie actor is impressively impassioned as the naive and self-regarding senator from Colorado, whose hair alone is thought to be worth several points in the opinion polls.
1), the moral worth of choices in Prisoner's Dilemmas and other such games cannot be determined by whether or not one's choice is self-regarding or other-regarding.
Garvey added: "The BBC is, at its worst, a self-regarding, pompous organisation.
Second, the above remarks about friendship--especially the thought that "we are related to our friend as we are related to ourselves"--are suggestive of the theme that I want to take up here in my commentary on the book, namely, the relationship between self-regarding and other-regarding concern.
Mill's harm principle is commonly supposed to rest on a distinction between self-regarding conduct, which is not liable to interference, and other-regarding conduct, which is.
Meaningfulness tries to replace structures, standards and disciplines with self-regarding emotion.
"I have met many actors over the years and, while some of them are luminously entertaining, far too many are precious and self-regarding, taking the speaking of words written for them by someone else as if it were as important as being a heart surgeon"-Broadcaster Jeremy Paxman.
I cut it out of respect for them" Claudia Winkleman, above, now a co-presenter of Strictly Come Dancing "I have met many actors over the years and, while some of them are luminously entertaining, far too many are precious and self-regarding, taking the speaking of words written for them by someone else as if it were as important as being a heart surgeon" Broadcaster Jeremy Paxman "Avoid criticism by never saying or doing anything, ever" Actor and comedian Ricky Gervais
Jeremy Paxman has lamented the dearth of political satire on the small screen and taken a swipe at "self-regarding" actors.