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Altruism and love : science, philosophy, and religion in dialogue

Author: Stephen Garrard Post
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Evolutionary, neurological, psychological, social, cultural, and religious aspects of altruistic behaviour are examined in this work. The guide establishes a framework by presenting an overview, a  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Garrard Post
ISBN: 0195143582 9780195143584
OCLC Number: 232652483
Description: pages cm
Contents: Part 1: Definitions ; 1. The ABCs of Altruism ; 2. Pythagorean Bodies and the Body of Altruism ; 3. Morality, Altruism and Love ; 4. The Tradition of Agape ; Part 2: Human Motivation and Action ; 5. The Human Experience of Compassionate Love: Conceptual Mapping and Data from Selected Studies ; 6. Addressing the Altruism Question Experimentally ; 7. Explicating Altruism ; 8. Extraordinary Acts of Ordinary People: Faces of Heroism and Altruism ; Part 3: Evolutionary Biology ; 9. A Darwinian Naturalist's Perspective on Altruism ; 10. Relating Self, Others, and Sacrifice in the Ordering of Love ; 11. The Fall and Rise and Fall and Rise and Fall and Rise of Altruism in Evolutionary Biology ; 12. Some Obstacles to Altruism ; 13. Emerging Accounts of Altruism: "Love Creation's Final Law"? ; Part 4: The Science of Altruism ; 14. Implications for the Neurobiology of Love ; 15. A Note on the Neurobiology of Emotion ; 16. Impairment of Interpersonal Social Behavior Caused by Acquired Brain Damage ; 17. The Communication of Emotions and the Possibility of Empathy in Animals ; 18. Empathy, Evolution and Altruism ; Part 5: Religion ; 19. Science and Religion on the Nature of Love ; 20. Separation, Attachment, and Altruistic Love: The Evolutionary Basis for Medical Caring ; 21. Compassion out of Wisdom: Buddhist Perspectives from the Past toward the Human Future
Responsibility: edited by Stephen G. Post [and others].

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