The status of altruism

Mind 92 (366):204-218 (1983)

Angus Ross
University of East Anglia
It is argued that to possess the concept of distress is to be able to apply the concept to others, and that this implies a qualified form of altruism, in the sense that to perceive another as being in distress is, other things being equal, to see them as in need of help and be moved to help them.
Keywords perception of distress  concept possession  motivation
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DOI 10.1093/mind/XCII.366.204
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