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 distinct quantity, which arises out of an Interdisciplinary convention on views on Altruism from the arts and Social Sciences geared up by means of the Centre for complex experiences, school of Arts and Social Sciences, nationwide collage of Singapore, in October 1999. Altruism is a deep, multi-faceted phenomenon, of serious curiosity and relevance to students around the whole diversity of disciplines within the Humanities and Social Sciences. The Centre consequently introduced jointly specialists in various disciplines - Philosophy, Literature, Psychology, Sociology, Economics, and Political technological know-how - to envision and speak about the importance and position 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 concerns; the genetic origins of altruism and its attendant dangers; the metaphysical foundation of altruism; empathy and altruism; altruism or social trade; altruism in wartime; and the welfare country. A impressive function of the quantity is that a number of the authors haven't `talked prior' each other. even supposing each one is a professional 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 primary human and social phenomenon, with the intention to edify, curiosity, and stimulate all readers of the volume.

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