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Embracing the Other : Philosophical, Psychological, and Historical Perspectives on Altruism.

Author: Pearl Oliner; Samuel P Oliner; Lawrence Baron
Publisher: New York : NYU Press, 1992.
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All but buried for most of the twentieth century, the concept of altruism has re-emerged in this last quarter as a focus of intense scholarly inquiry and general public interest. In the wake of increased consciousness of the human potential for destructiveness, both scholars and the general public are seeking interventions which will not only inhibit the process, but may in fact chart a new creative path toward a  Read more...
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Oliner, Pearl.
Embracing the Other : Philosophical, Psychological, and Historical Perspectives on Altruism.
New York : NYU Press, ©1992
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pearl Oliner; Samuel P Oliner; Lawrence Baron
ISBN: 9780814762622 081476262X
OCLC Number: 782878125
Description: 1 online resource (476 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; CONTENTS; CONTRIBUTORS; PART ONE PREFACE AND INTRODUCTION; PREFACE; INTRODUCTION; PART TWO PHILOSOPHICAL, DEFINITIONAL, AND CONCEPTUAL ISSUES; INTRODUCTION; 1 EMPATHY AND PROTEST: TWO ROOTS OF HEROIC ALTRUISM; 2 ALTRUISM AND THE MORAL VALUE OF RESCUE: RESISTING PERSECUTION, RACISM, AND GENOCIDE; 3 RESCUE, RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND MORALITY; PART THREE SOCIOBIOLOGY AND MORAL ALTRUISM; INTRODUCTION; 4 ALTRUISM AND HUMAN NATURE: RESOLVING THE EVOLUTIONARY PARADOX; 5 ALTRUISM AND THE EVOLUTION OF CIVIL SOCIETY; PART FOUR THE DEVELOPMENT AND ENACTMENT OF ALTRUISM. Introduction6 the development of altruistic personality; 7 the self in moral agency: toward a theoretical model of the ideal altruistic personality; 8 self, we, and other(s): schemata, distinctiveness, and altruism; 9 motivations of people who helped jews survive the nazi occupation; 10 predicting prosocial commitment in different social contexts; 11 helping in late life; part five embracing the "outsider"; introduction; 12 the question of altruism during the armenian genocide of 1915; 13 the dutchness of dutch rescuers: the national dimension of altruism. 14 the role of polish nuns in the rescue of jews, 1939-194515 political altruism: a case study; part six promoting altruistic bonds; introduction; 16 promoting extensive altruistic bonds: a conceptual elaboration and some pragmatic implications; 17 the origins of caring, helping, and nonaggression: parental socialization, the family system, schools, and cultural influence; 18 altruism among alcoholics; 19 altruism and extensivity in the bahá'í religion; 20 altruism in the socialist world; index.

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All but buried for most of the twentieth century, the concept of altruism has re-emerged in this last quarter as a focus of intense scholarly inquiry and general public interest. In the wake of increased consciousness of the human potential for destructiveness, both scholars and the general public are seeking interventions which will not only inhibit the process, but may in fact chart a new creative path toward a global community. Largely initiated by a group of pioneering social psychologists, early questions on altruism centered on its motivation and development primarily in the context of c.

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