David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (2):284-291 (2002)
Some commentators have argued that all particular altruistic acts are directly caused by or reinforced by an internal emotional state. Others argue that rewards obtained by one person might reinforce another person's altruistic act. Yet others argue that all altruistic acts are reinforced by social reciprocation. There are logical and empirical problems with all of these conceptions. The best explanation of altruistic acts is that – though they are themselves not reinforced (either immediately, or delayed, or conditionally, or internally) – they are, like self-controlled acts, part of a pattern of overt behavior that is either extrinsically reinforced or intrinsically reinforcing.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
C. Daniel Batson (1991). The Altruism Question: Toward a Social-Psychological Answer. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Claus Wedekind (2002). Valuable Reputation Gained by Altruistic Behavioral Patterns. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (2):279-280.
Michael Lewis (2002). Altruism is Never Self-Sacrifice. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (2):268-268.
Daniel Read (2002). Altruism: Brand Management or Uncontrollable Urge? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (2):271-271.
John Hartung (2002). So Be Good for Goodness' Sake. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (2):261-262.
Jack Wilson (2002). The Accidental Altruist. Biology and Philosophy 17 (1):71-91.
Herbert Gintis (2002). Altruism and Emotions. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (2):258-259.
Daniel John Zizzo (2002). From Reinforcement of Acts to Reinforcement of Social Preferences. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (2):282-283.
Howard Rachlin (2002). Altruism and Selfishness. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (2):239-250.
J. McKenzie Alexander (2002). Behaviorism and Altruistic Acts. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (2):252-252.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads25 ( #66,751 of 1,096,953 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #106,891 of 1,096,953 )
How can I increase my downloads?