Altruism: Volume 10, Part 1 (Social Philosophy and Policy) (v. 10)
by Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred D. Miller Jr, Jeffrey Paul
ISBN 0521447593 (0-521-44759-3)
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Confronting crucial and difficult issues, the ten authors whose essays appear in this volume offer fresh perspectives on the nature and value of altruism. This collection of essays on moral philosophy deal with the balance to be struck between egoism and altruism--that is, between pursuing one's own interests and serving the interest of others--and with related issues. Contributions examine the relationship between altruism and rationality; consider cases in which one's personal needs and goals may legitimately be given priority over the needs of others; question whether, and under what conditions, we may properly be forced to serve others' interests; and examine the role government should play in regulating our interactions. [via]
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