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

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ISBN-10: 0195143582

ISBN-13: 9780195143584

Edition: 2001

Authors: Stephen G. Post, Lynn G. Underwood, Jeffrey P. Schloss, William B. Hurlbut, William B. Hurlbut

List price: $115.00
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The concept of altruism, or disinterested concern for another's welfare, has been discussed by everyone from theologians to psychologists to biologists. In this book, evolutionary, neurological, developmental, psychological, social, cultural, and religious aspects of altruistic behavior are examined. It 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…    
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Book details

List price: $115.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/28/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 522
Size: 9.29" wide x 6.42" long x 1.61" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Contributors
General Introduction
Definitions
Introduction to Part I
The ABCs of Altruism
Pythagorean Bodies and the Body of Altruism
Morality, Altruism, and Love
The Tradition of Agape
Conclusion to Part I
Human Motivation and Action
Introduction to Part II
The Human Experience of Compassionate Love: Conceptual Mapping and Data from Selected Studies
Addressing the Altruism Question Experimentally
Explicating Altruism
Extraordinary Acts of Ordinary People: Faces of Heroism and Altruism
Conclusion to Part II
Evolutionary Biology
Introduction to Part III
A Darwinian Naturalist's Perspective on Altruism
Relating Self, Others, and Sacrifice in the Ordering of Love
The Fall and Rise and Fall and Rise and Fall and Rise of Altruism in Evolutionary Biology
Some Obstacles to Altruism
Emerging Accounts of Altruism: "Love Creation's Final Law"?
Conclusion to Part III
The Science of Altruism
Introduction to Part IV
Implications for the Neurobiology of Love
A Note on the Neurobiology of Emotions
Impairment of Interpersonal Social Behavior Caused by Acquired Brain Damage
The Communication of Emotions and the Possibility of Empathy in Animals
Empathy, Evolution, and Altruism
Conclusion to Part IV
Religion
Introduction to Part V
Science and Religion on the Nature of Love
Separation, Attachment, and Altruistic Love: The Evolutionary Basis for Medical Caring
Compassion out of Wisdom: Buddhist Perspectives from the Past toward the Human Future
Conclusion to Part V
Concluding Summary: Future Research Needs on Altruism and Altruistic Love
Annotated Bibliography: Research on Personality and Individual Differences in Altruism
References
List of Articles by Subject
Index