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Altruism

Niall Scott

Altruism

by Niall Scott

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Published by Open University Press in Maidenhead, England, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Altruism.,
  • Altruism -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementNiall Scott and Jonathan Seglow.
    SeriesConcepts in the social sciences
    ContributionsSeglow, Jonathan, 1968-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBJ1474 .S375 2007
    The Physical Object
    Pagination153 p. ;
    Number of Pages153
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21592709M
    ISBN 100335222501, 0335222498
    ISBN 109780335222490, 9780335222506

    The author of the international bestseller Happiness makes a passionate case for altruism -- and why we need it now more than ever. In Happiness, Matthieu Ricard demonstrated that true happiness is not tied to fleeting moments or sensations, but is an enduring state of soul rooted in mindfulness and compassion for he turns his lens from the personal to the global, . This book takes a hard-science look at the possibility that we humans have the capacity to care for others for their sakes (altruism) rather than simply for our own (egoism). The look is based not on armchair speculation, dramatic cases, or after-the-fact interviews, but on an extensive series of theory-testing laboratory experiments conducted over the past 35 years.

    altruism (ăl`tro͞oĭz`əm), concept in philosophy and psychology that holds that the interests of others, rather than of the self, can motivate an term was invented in the 19th cent. by the French philosopher Auguste Comte Comte, Auguste, –, French philosopher, founder of the school of philosophy known as positivism, educated in Paris. "In her adventurous new book Monroe takes mainstream economics, psychology, and evolutionary biology to task for assuming self-interest is the key to human behavior. The Heart of Altruism is an important achievement, for it sketches a partial route past the whirlpool of selfishness."—Michael Collins, The New Leader.

    Based on an extensive series of theory-testing laboratory experiments conducted over the past 35 years, this book details a theory of altruistic motivation, offers a comprehensive summary of the research designed to test the empathy-altruism hypothesis, and considers the theoretical and practical implications of this conclusion. Many harmful deeds—from codependency to suicide martyrdom to genocide—are committed with the altruistic intention of helping companions or one’s own in-group. Therefore it is worthwhile to study how well-meaning altruism can shade into pathology. Although the term pathological altruism has been used to a limited degree in psychodynamic circles, there has been .


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A highly readable and yet profound book on altruism, compassion and empathy by a noted biologist Tibetan monk, commonly referred to the "happiest man" on earth. The book is lucidly written with poignant warnings aganist our individualistic, and often narcissistic, tendencies in favor of more egalitarian and altruistic society and behavior/5(59).

Altruism would have been to make this book a lot shorter. As with all self-help, what matters is if it resonates. Maybe this is the book you need now, but it didn't do it for me. Altruism book felt it lost the forest for the trees. Be nice. Nuff said. That doesn't really take pages/5. Pathological Altruism is a groundbreaking new book - the first to explore the negative aspects of altruism and empathy, seemingly uniformly positive traits.

The contributing authors provide a scientific, social, and cultural foundation for the subject of pathological altruism, creating a /5(15).

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

The book is a timely message as Europe struggles with these big decisions."- Christian Science Monitor5/5(1). “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.

Mather, PsycCRITIQUES. Altruism promotes social connections: When we give to others, they feel closer to us, and we also feel closer to them. “Being kind and generous leads you to perceive others more positively and more charitably,” writes positive psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky in her book The How of Happiness, and this “fosters a heightened sense of.

This accessible book is the first introduction to the idea of altruism. It explores how we have come to be altruistic, and considers why it is important to remain altruistic, not just for the sake of others, but in order maintain the fragile fabric of human society.

"Altruism is a careful, detailed, hard-nosed assessment of what is needed both for individual happiness and for the welfare of the planet. This book is so rich, so diverse and, yes, so long that it is best kept as an inspiring resource to be consulted over many years.".

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.

Bostrom’s book has been very influential in effective altruism, lots of people work on artificial intelligence in order to ensure that it is developed safely. I don’t agree with the entire contents of the book, but there are many compelling arguments in it. It would be extremely overconfident to dismiss this book as too speculative.

Doing Good Better is a superb achievement. Will MacAskill, a leader of the effective altruism movement, and a rising star in philosophy, now displays his talent for telling stories that pack a punch. This must-read book will lead people to change their. 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. 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.

altruism definition: 1. willingness to do things that bring advantages to others, even if it results in disadvantage for. Learn more.

Altruism () examines our need to care for others, a compulsion that is essential in both humans and animals. These blinks explain how and why caregivers do what they do through the lens of philosophy, economics and evolutionary theory.

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. Explaining the idea of altruism, this book explores how we have come to be altruistic, and considers why it is important to remain altruistic in order maintain the fragile fabric of human society.

It surveys the history of the concept of altruism and examines it from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including moral philosophy. Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store. Altruism in Humans. First Edition. Daniel Batson. The most clearly articulated and systematically tested theory of altruism in humans to date; Contains a comprehensive review of theory and research related to altruism.

8 Must-Read Summer Reads on Compassion & Happiness. Ap (And if you like this book, Emma Seppälä, Ph.D, is Science Director of Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education and the author of The Happiness Track (HarperOne, ).Altruism.

Moga: Dev Samaj Book Depot, (OCoLC) Online version: Kanal, Parasram Verhomal, Altruism. Moga: Dev Samaj Book Depot, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: P V Kanal.The Selfishness of Altruism Embracing the essence of helping.

Posted SHARE. TWEET. EMAIL. 6 COMMENTS. Rick Marken, and I discuss this paradox in our book.