Altruistic Reveries: Perspectives from the Humanities and by Basant K. Kapur,Kim-Chong Chong

By Basant K. Kapur,Kim-Chong Chong

Altruistic Reveries is a special quantity, which arises out of an Interdisciplinary convention on views on Altruism from the arts and Social Sciences prepared by way of the Centre for complicated reviews, school of Arts and Social Sciences, nationwide college of Singapore, in October 1999. Altruism is a deep, multi-faceted phenomenon, of serious curiosity and relevance to students around the complete diversity of disciplines within the Humanities and Social Sciences. The Centre hence introduced jointly specialists in assorted disciplines - Philosophy, Literature, Psychology, Sociology, Economics, and Political technology - to envision and speak about the importance and function of altruism from their respective views. a complete of 10 papers in all have been provided, and the amount is accomplished by means of an advent through the editors, and a last Concluding bankruptcy by way of one of many editors.
one of the matters mentioned are: the efficacy of motivational altruism within the solution of public concerns; the genetic origins of altruism and its attendant hazards; the metaphysical foundation of altruism; empathy and altruism; altruism or social trade; altruism in wartime; and the welfare kingdom. A impressive characteristic of the quantity is that a few of the authors haven't `talked previous' each other. even supposing each one is a expert in his box, the papers are obtainable to these in different fields, and to non-specialists. either separately and jointly, they offer a wealthy set of insights and views on altruism as a basic human and social phenomenon, on the way to edify, curiosity, and stimulate all readers of the volume.

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