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Altruism

The Science and Psychology of Kindness

Matthieu Ricard

RRP: £14.99

4 January 2018

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9780857897015

RRP: £7.99

2 June 2015

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9780857897008

The concern for the well-being of others could be the saving grace of the 21st century. Matthieu Ricard’s Altruism, an erudite, brilliantly ranging synthesis of philosophy, psychology and ages old wisdom, is a radical call to kindness, which has the potential as a new global movement to answer the biggest problems of our time: the economy in the short term, life satisfaction in the mid-term, and the environment in the long term. As the faultlines of inequality and nationalism leave us ever more divided, Ricard challenges us to be better people – and in the process, make the world a better place.

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