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

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 geared up via the Centre for complicated reports, 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 various disciplines - Philosophy, Literature, Psychology, Sociology, Economics, and Political technology - to check and talk about the importance and function of altruism from their respective views. a complete of 10 papers in all have been awarded, and the amount is accomplished by way of an advent by way of the editors, and a last Concluding bankruptcy through one of many editors.
one of the matters mentioned are: the efficacy of motivational altruism within the answer of public matters; 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 country. A remarkable characteristic of the amount is that many of the authors haven't `talked prior' each other. even supposing every 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, with a view to edify, curiosity, and stimulate all readers of the volume.

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