Australasian Journal of Philosophy 87 (3):409 – 424 (2009)

In this article, I defend the thesis that selfishness and altruism can be intrapersonal . In doing so, I argue that the notions of intrapersonal altruism and selfishness usefully pick out behavioural patterns and have predictive value. I also argue that my thesis helps enrich our understanding of the prudential, and can subsume some interesting work in economic and psychological theory.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1080/00048400802587366
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 68,975
External links

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

Reasons and Persons.Derek Parfit - 1984 - Oxford University Press.
The Possibility of Altruism.Thomas Nagel - 1970 - Oxford Clarendon Press.

View all 26 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

When Pretence Can Be Beneficial.Nava Kahana & Tikva Lecker - 2000 - Theory and Decision 48 (1):85-99.
Dissolving the Elusiveness of Altruism.Wim J. van der Steen - 2002 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (2):277-278.
An Economist's Perspective on Altruism and Selfishness.David K. Levine - 2002 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (2):267-268.
Teleological Behaviorism and Altruism.Hugh Lacey - 2002 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (2):266-267.
The Australasian Journal Of Philosophy.[author unknown] - 1968 - Review of Metaphysics 21 (4):770-771.


Added to PP index

Total views
70 ( #162,345 of 2,498,262 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #426,910 of 2,498,262 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes