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The Resource Altruism, Niall Scott and Jonathan Seglow

Altruism, Niall Scott and Jonathan Seglow

Label
Altruism
Title
Altruism
Statement of responsibility
Niall Scott and Jonathan Seglow
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 to maintain the fragile fabric Of human society." "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 brings together the distinct issues and concerns of these disciplines to arrive at a unified understanding of altruism." "The rational self-interested Individual of economics Is compared with the altruist who exhibits the virtues of empathy, compassion and benevolence. The book also discusses heroic altruism, such as that displayed by rescuers of Jews In Nazi-occupied Europe." "Academics and students in social sciences and philosophy will find Altruism of great interest. So too will professionals in the voluntary and charitable sectors."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
UKM
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Scott, Niall
Dewey number
171.8
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1474
LC item number
.S375 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1968-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Seglow, Jonathan
Series statement
Concepts in the social sciences
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  • Altruism
  • Altruism
  • Conduct of life
Label
Altruism, Niall Scott and Jonathan Seglow
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [137]-147) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
166314915
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
153 pages
Isbn
9780335222490
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)166314915
Label
Altruism, Niall Scott and Jonathan Seglow
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [137]-147) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
166314915
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
153 pages
Isbn
9780335222490
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)166314915

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