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The altruism reader

The altruism reader

selections from writings on love, religion, and science

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Published by Templeton Foundation Press in West Conshohoken, Pa .
Written in

    Subjects:
  • Altruism,
  • Charity,
  • Love -- Religious aspects

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Statementcompiled and edited by Thomas Jay Oord.
    ContributionsOord, Thomas Jay.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBJ1474 .A4725 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 374 p. ;
    Number of Pages374
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18502430M
    ISBN 101599471272
    ISBN 109781599471273
    LC Control Number2007027975

    Altruism and selfishness, like free will and determinism, seem to be polar opposites. Yet, as with free will and deter-minism (Dennett ), the apparent incompatibility may be challenged by various forms of compatibility. From a bi-ological viewpoint selfishness translates into survival value.


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Be nice. Nuff said. That doesn't really take pages/5(70). Books shelved as altruism: Doing Good Better: How Effective Altruism Can Help You Make a Difference by William MacAskill, The Selfish Gene by Richard Daw.

The reader will emerge with a much deeper and nuanced understanding of altruism in reading this book, the best on altruism in the last 15 years." -Dacher Keltner, Professor of Psychology, University The altruism reader book California, Berkeley; author of Born To Be Good: The Science of A Meaningful Life/5(15).

This anthology brings together for the first time leading essays and book chapters from theologians, philosophers, and scientists on their research relating to ethics, altruism, and love.

Because the general consensus today is that scholarship in moral theory requires empirical research, the arguments of the leading scholars presented in this book will be particularly important to those.

Altruism is acting out of concern for another’s well-being. Often, people behave altruistically when they see others in desperate circumstances and feel empathy and a desire to help.

In a new book entitled Altruism, French thinker Matthieu Ricard makes a case for acknowledging what he calls the 'banality of good,' or recognizing that behavior such as generosity is commonplace and punctuates the daily lives of people.

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Primary readings on love and altruism from the sciences are featured in the second half of the book. Here the focus is on anthropology, psychology, sociology, biology, and neurology, with material written by Daniel C.

Batson, David Sloan Wilson, Robert Wright, Stephen G. Post, Robert Axelrod, Richard Dawkins, Holmes Rolston III, and other Author: Thomas Oord. Altruism is the principle and The altruism reader book practice of concern for happiness of other human beings or animals, resulting in a quality of life both material and is a traditional virtue in many cultures and a core aspect of various religious traditions and secular worldviews, though the concept of "others" toward whom concern should be directed can vary among cultures The altruism reader book religions.

Altruism and Prosocial Behavior. who are at the time of writing this book quite elderly. The basic premise of this chapter is that the consequences of altruism, in the form of well-being and.

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Batson, David Sloan Wilson, Robert Wright, Stephen G. Post, Robert Axelrod, Richard Dawkins, Holmes Rolston III, and other. The Los Angeles Review of Books is a (c)(3) nonprofit.

and a Reckless Reader card that offers discounts to participating bookstores, as a. For centuries, the egoism-altruism debate has echoed through Western thought.

Egoism says that the motivation for everything we do, including our seemingly selfless acts of care for others, is to gain one or another self-benefit.

Altruism, while not denying the force of self-interest, says that under certain circumstances we can care for others for their sakes, not our own.

Over the past half. “The Centre for Effective Altruism helps to grow and maintain the effective altruism movement. Our vision is an optimal world. Our vision is an optimal world. Our mission is to create a global community of people who have made helping others a core part of their lives, and who use evidence and scientific reasoning to figure out how to do so.

“This book is an important discourse on not only defining altruism but, more importantly, how it can be used to make a society more sustainable. It is appropriate for undergraduate and graduate students in psychology, political science, and behavioral economics.”—Robert D.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: x, pages ; 23 cm: Contents: Part I. Defining love --The core meaning of "love" / Stephen G. Post --The love racket: defining love and agape for the love-and-science research program / Thomas Jay Oord --Part t religious writing on love --The Hebrew scriptures: Psalm--The Dhammapada: joy --The.

Table of Contents for The altruism reader: selections from writings on love, religion, and science / edited by Thomas Jay Oord, available from the Library of Congress. Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog.

Self-Interest vs. Altruism in the Global Era presents a new perspective on the challenges currently facing the world. Laitman shows the reader that the problems of the world are the consequence of humanity’s growing egotism.

In that spirit, the book Read more ›. But in his new book Does Altruism Exist?, David Sloan Wilson says these arguments miss theSUNY Distinguished Professor of Biology and Anthropology at Binghamton University, argues that what really drives altruism in society is not the intention of the person, good or bad, but the altruistic act itself and its effect on the community—in other words, its evolutionary function.

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If you are the publisher or author of this book and feel. glow’’ story. The fourth section elaborates on three implications of altruism qua charity.

First, while altruism differs from self-interest, it is still within the domain of rational theory. Second, altruism should not be confused with parental care or, what is the same thing, philanthropy. Third, altruism should be distinguished from Size: KB.

The book surveys the history of the concept of altruism and examines it from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including moral philosophy, evolutionary biology, psychology, economics and political science.

It then attempts to bring together the distinct issues and concerns of these disciplines to arrive at a unified understanding of altruism. Does Altruism Exist. Culture, Genes, and the Welfare of Others.

By David Sloan Wilson. Yale University Press and Templeton Press. (ISBN ). Hardcover. $ In all honesty, I found this book to be a slog. It is part of the “Foundational Questions in Science series” and, as such, is written by a well-respected leader in this field, David Sloan Wilson.

Altruism often requires that we take care of ourselves first, which is exactly what the subject of Oren Harman’s enthralling book “The Price of Altruism” tragically failed to do. One contributor to the book, Bernard Berofsky, sounds just like this when he suggests the following about altruism and the ego: Suppose that the psychological egoist is right.

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the possibility of. An overlong but vigorous gloss on the Dalai Lama’s famous remark, “My religion is kindness.” Former geneticist and longtime Buddhist monk Ricard (Happiness,etc.) sets out to prove that true altruism exists, but he winds up exploring nearly the whole of human task is compounded by the Hobbesian mood of the age, when the individualistic mode is one of “irresponsible.

Books with the subject: Altruism. Up to 20 books are listed, in descending order of popularity. Altruism is the principle and moral practice of concern for happiness of other human beings or animals, resulting in a quality of life both material and spiritual. The term "pathological altruism" was popularised by the book Pathological Altruism.

The Altruism Reader. Philadelphia: Templeton Foundation Press. Altruism, understood as doing something for someone else at some cost to oneself, is contrasted with selfishness. Ozinga argues convincingly that altruism is a natural part of human nature that it is not just found in a few rare people-- that it has evolutionary value and is exhibited in some manner by everyone.

Nonetheless, most people seem to feel that selfishness rules human behavior. Altruism definition is - unselfish regard for or devotion to the welfare of others. How to use altruism in a sentence. altruism Has Roots in Latin and French. As Matthieu Ricard notes in his rigorous book “Altruism,” if an month-old sees a man drop a clothespin she will move to pick it up and hand it back to him within five seconds, about the.

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