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The possibility of altruism

Author: Thomas Nagel
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, ©1970.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Nagel
ISBN: 0691072310 9780691072319 0691020027 9780691020020
OCLC Number: 214919328
Description: viii, 148 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: *Frontmatter, pg. i*Preface, pg. vii*Postscript, pg. vii*Contents, pg. ix*I. The Foundation of Morals, pg. 3*II. The Traditional Controversy, pg. 7*III. The Solution, pg. 13*IV. Necessity and Interpretation, pg. 18*V. Desires, pg. 27*VI. Prudential Motives and the Present, pg. 33*VII. Reasons, pg. 47*VIII. The Interpretation of Prudential Reasons: Identity over Time, pg. 57*IX. Altruism: The Intuitive Issue, pg. 79*X. Objective Reasons, pg. 90*XI. Solipsism, Dissociation, and the Impersonal Standpoint, pg. 99*XII. The Interpretation of Objective Reasons, pg. 116*XIII. The Consequences, pg. 125*XIV. Conclusion, pg. 143*Index, pg. 147
Responsibility: by Thomas Nagel.

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"An extremely tough, polished, and altogether stimulating piece of work."--New York Review of Books "Nagel's book is not a criticism of anybody else's book, nor a footnote to anybody else's theory. Read more...

 
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