The Possibility of Altruism

Oxford Clarendon Press (1970)

Abstract
Just as there are rational requirements on thought, there are rational requirements on action. This book defends a conception of ethics, and a related conception of human nature, according to which altruism is included among the basic rational requirements on desire and action. Altruism itself depends on the recognition of the reality of other persons, and on the equivalent capacity to regard oneself as merely one individual among many.
Keywords altruism  egoism  practical reason
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Call number BJ1474.N3
ISBN(s) 0691020027   9780691020020  
DOI 10.2307/2218611
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