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altruism

[al′tro̅o̅·iz′əm]
a sense of unconditional concern for the welfare of others. It may be expressed at the level of the individual, the group, or the larger social system. It is one of the curative factors of participating in group therapy. altruistic, adj.

altruism

(al′troo-ĭz-ĭm) [Fr. altruisme]
Acting for the benefit of others regardless of the consequences for oneself.

involuntary altruism

An action that is taken on behalf of others not because of one's own choosing but because of coercion, fiat, or legislation.
altruist (al′troo-ist″) altruistic (al″troo-is′tik)

altruism

Behaviour manifesting unselfish concern for the advantage of others. Much seemingly altruistic behaviour can be shown, on analysis, not to be so, and there are those who hold that altruism is a myth. Most social scientists, however, accept the concept.
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4) Default egoism often dovetails with genetic egoism (defined in note 2 above): on those rare occasions a person acts genuinely altruistically, it is almost always for his or her relatives, i.
By way of contrast, the altruism framework also predicts that individuals may inhibit sexually aggressive actions and act altruistically without demonstrating the cognitive and affective elements of an empathic response.
People have too quickly jumped to the conclusion that just because animals help each other, they are behaving altruistically," says Raghavendra Gadagkar of the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore.
In Sweden and in the Australian province of Victoria, "recruitment efforts have focused increasingly on the older, more altruistically motivated donor as a way of rebounding from the initial dampening effects" of the prohibition on donor anonymity; one clinic in the Australian province of New South Wales even flew Canadian students to Australia for complimentary "vacations" that required sperm donations every second day.
Even when we act compassionately, generously, and altruistically, we do so, as Ms.
That we are seemingly free to behave altruistically .
Is there something stirring in your soul that compels you to do the best you can altruistically do?
A: When organ donation came about, it was believed that people would altruistically help their family members or friends if and when they needed an organ transplant.
Santideva's audience, presumably, is a Buddhist who accepts there is no self but rejects the characteristic Mahayana position that we ought to act altruistically.
Implicit in Paden's work is the question of whether organizations can act altruistically.
Chapter 8, "The 'City of God' Unfolds in History," sketches Leo's vision of Augustine's city of God being realized in history by just humans acting mercifully and altruistically, but here as elsewhere Wessel offers no evidence that this vision had any real influence.