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Altruism

Notes for Altruism

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Introduction

Chapter 1: THE NATURE OF ALTRUISM

Chapter 2: EXTENDING ALTRUISM

Chapter 3: WHAT IS EMPATHY?

Chapter 4: FROM EMPATHY TO COMPASSION IN A NEUROSCIENCE LABORATORY

Chapter 5: LOVE, SUPREME EMOTION

Chapter 6: THE ACCOMPLISHMENT OF A TWOFOLD BENEFIT, OUR OWN AND OTHERS’

Chapter 7: SELF- INTERESTED ALTRUISM AND GENERALIZED RECIPROCITY

Chapter 8: SELFLESS ALTRUISM

Chapter 9: THE BANALITY OF GOOD

Chapter 10: ALTRUISTIC HEROISM

Chapter 11: UNCONDITIONAL ALTRUISM

Chapter 12: BEYOND IMITATIONS, TRUE ALTRUISM: AN EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION

Chapter 13: THE PHILOSOPHICAL ARGUMENTS AGAINST UNIVERSAL SELFISHNESS

Chapter 14: ALTRUISM IN THEORIES OF EVOLUTION

Chapter 15: MATERNAL LOVE, FOUNDATION FOR EXTENDED ALTRUISM?

Chapter 16: THE EVOLUTION OF CULTURES

Chapter 17: ALTRUISTIC BEHAVIOR AMONG ANIMALS

Chapter 18: ALTRUISM AMONG CHILDREN

Chapter 19: PROSOCIAL BEHAVIOR

Chapter 20: CAN WE CHANGE?

Chapter 21: TRAINING THE MIND: WHAT THE COGNITIVE SCIENCES HAVE TO SAY

Chapter 22: HOW TO CULTIVATE ALTRUISM: MEDITATIONS ON ALTRUISTIC LOVE, COMPASSION, JOY, AND IMPARTIALITY

Chapter 23: EGOCENTRISM AND CRYSTALLIZATION OF THE EGO

Chapter 24: THE SPREAD OF INDIVIDUALISM AND NARCISSISM

Chapter 25: THE CHAMPIONS OF SELFISHNESS

Chapter 26: HAVING HATRED OR COMPASSION FOR YOURSELF

Chapter 27: THE SHORTFALL OF EMPATHY

Chapter 28: AT THE ORIGIN OF VIOLENCE: DEVALUING THE OTHER

Chapter 29: THE NATURAL REPUGNANCE TO KILL

Chapter 30: DEHUMANIZING THE OTHER: MASSACRES AND GENOCIDES

Chapter 31: HAS WAR ALWAYS EXISTED?

Chapter 32: THE DECLINE OF VIOLENCE

Chapter 33: THE INSTRUMENTALIZATION OF ANIMALS: A MORAL ABERRATION

Chapter 34: BACKFIRE: EFFECTS OF THE MEAT INDUSTRY ON POVERTY, ENVIRONMENT, AND HEALTH

Chapter 35: INSTITUTIONALIZED SELFISHNESS

Chapter 36: THE VIRTUES OF COOPERATION

Chapter 37: AN ENLIGHTENED EDUCATION

Chapter 38: FIGHTING INEQUALITY

Chapter 39: TOWARD A CARING ECONOMY

Chapter 40: VOLUNTARY, JOYOUS SIMPLICITY

Chapter 41: ALTRUISM FOR THE SAKE OF FUTURE GENERATIONS

Chapter 42: SUSTAINABLE HARMONY

Chapter 43: LOCAL COMMITMENT, GLOBAL RESPONSIBILITY

Conclusion: DARING ALTRUISM