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Altruism and Altruistic Love: Science, Philosophy and Religion in Dialogue
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Altruism and Altruistic Love: Science, Philosophy and Religion in Dialogue

Publication Year: 2002
Edition: 1st
Authors/Editor: Post, Stephen G.; Underwood, Lynn G.; Schloss, Jeffrey P.; Hurlbut, William B.
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
ISBN: 978-0-195-14358-4
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In this book, evolutionary, neurological, developmental, psychological, social, cultural, and religious aspects of altruistic behavior are examined.

The concept of altruism, or disinterested concern for another's welfare, has been discussed by everyone from theologians to psychologists to biologists. This work is a collaborative examination of one of humanity's essential and defining characteristics by renowned researchers from various disciplines. Their integrative dialogue illustrates that altruistic behavior is a significant mode of expression that can be studied by various scholarly methods and understood from a variety of perspectives in both the humanities and the sciences. Altruism and Altruistic Love establishes a framework for scholarship on altruism by presenting definitions, a historical overview, a review of contemporary research, and debates in various disciplines, as well as a discussion of directions for future work.

  • Platform:
    Ovid
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
  • Product Type: Book
  • Author/Editor: Post, Stephen G.; Underwood, Lynn G.; Schloss, Jeffrey P.; Hurlbut, William B.
  • ISBN: 978-0-195-14358-4
  • Specialty:
    Behavioral Psychology
    Medical Law, Ethics & Other Humanities
    Social Psychology
  • Language: English
  • Edition: 1st
  • Pages: 522
  • Illustrations: 11
  • Year: 2002

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