set of beliefs


  • hedonism

    Hedonism is the belief that pleasure is important, so much so that life should be spent doing only things that one enjoys.

  • narcissism

    Narcissism is the habit of always thinking about yourself and constantly admiring your own appearance or qualities.

  • nihilism

    Nihilism is the belief that nothing in life has any importance or value, including all social institutions, and that existence is senseless or useless.

  • jingoism

    Jingoism is excessive nationalism, including the strong belief that your country is better than other countries.

  • solipsism

    Solipsism is the contention that only the self exists and nothing else; this self-centered worldview can lead to extreme self-absorption and preoccupation with one's own feelings, needs, and desires.

  • Buddhism

    an oriental religion that focuses on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama

  • Hinduism

    India’s primary religion that focuses on meditation, dharma, and numerous rituals

  • conservatism

    a political or theological orientation advocating the preservation of the best in society and opposing radical changes

  • creationism

    the literal belief in the account of Creation given in the Book of Genesis

  • determinism

    (philosophy) a philosophical theory holding that all events are inevitable consequences of antecedent sufficient causes

  • dogmatism

    the intolerance and prejudice of a bigot

  • egoism

    (ethics) the theory that the pursuit of your own welfare in the basis of morality

  • existentialism

    (philosophy) a 20th-century philosophical movement chiefly in Europe

  • feminism

    a doctrine that advocates equal rights for women

  • humanism

    the doctrine that people's duty is to promote human welfare

  • liberalism

    a political orientation that favors social progress by reform and by changing laws rather than by revolution

  • pacifism

    the doctrine that all violence is unjustifiable

  • paganism

    any of various religions other than Christianity or Judaism or Islamism

  • pragmatism

    (philosophy) the doctrine that practical consequences are the criteria of knowledge and meaning and value

  • racism

    the prejudice that members of one race are intrinsically superior to members of other races

  • vegetarianism

    a diet excluding all meat and fish

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