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Altruism and Altruistic Love: Science, Philosophy, and Religion in Dialogue (Stephen G Post Lynn G Underwood, Jeffrey P Schloss, William B. Hurlbut) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2002) 9780195143584
Altruism and Altruistic Love: Science, Philosophy, and Religion in Dialogue (Stephen G Post Lynn G Underwood, Jeffrey P Schloss, William B. Hurlbut) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2002) 9780195143584
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Title: Altruism and Altruistic Love: Science, Philosophy, and Religion in Dialogue

Author: Post, Stephen G Lynn G Underwood, Jeffrey P Schloss, William B. Hurlbut

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2002

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780195143584

Volumes: 1; Pages: 522

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The concept of altruism, or disinterested concern for another's welfare, has been discussed by everyone from theologians to psychologists to biologists. In this book, evolutionary, neurological, developmental, psychological, social, cultural, and religious aspects of altruistic behavior are examined. It is a collaborative examination of one of humanity's essential and defining characteristics by renowned researchers from various disciplines. Their integrative dialogue illustrates that altruistic behavior is a significant mode of expression that can be studied by various scholarly methods and understood from a variety of perspectives in both the humanities and the sciences. Altruism and Altruistic Love establishes a framework for scholarship on altruism by presenting definitions, a historical overview, a review of contemporary research, and debates in various disciplines, as well as a discussion of directions for future work.Table of ContentsContributorsGeneral Introduction, Stephen G. Post, Lynn G. Underwood, Jeffrey P. Schloss, and William B. HurlbutPART I: DEFINITIONSIntroduction to Part I, Stephen G. Post1. The ABCs of Altruism, Elliott Sober2. Pythagorean Bodies and the Body of Altruism, Edith Wyschogrod3. Morality, Altruism, and Love, Jerome Kagan4. The Tradition of Agape, Stephen G. PostConclusion to Part I, Stephen G. PostPART II: HUMAN MOTIVATION AND ACTIONIntroduction to Part II, Lynn G. Underwood5. The Human Experience of Compassionate Love: Conceptual Mapping and Data from Selected Studies, Lynn G. Underwood6. Addressing the Altruism Question Experimentally, C. Daniel Batson7. Explicating Altruism, Kristen Renwick Monroe8. Extraordinary Acts of Ordinary People: Faces of Heroism and Altruism, Samuel P. OlinerConclusion to Part II, Lynn G. UnderwoodPART III: EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGYIntroduction to Part III, Jeffrey P. Schloss9. A Darwinian Naturalist's Perspective on Altruism, Michael Ruse10. Relating Self, Others, and Sacrifice in the Ordering of Love, Stephen J. Pope11. The Fall and Rise and Fall and Rise and Fall and Rise of Altruism in Evolutionary Biology, David Sloan Wilson and Elliott Sober12. Some Obstacles to Altruism, Melvin Konner13. Emerging Accounts of Altruism: "Love Creation's Final Law?", Jeffrey P. SchlossConclusion to Part III, Jeffrey P. SchlossPART IV: THE SCIENCE OF ALTRUISMIntroduction to Part IV, William B. Hurlbut14. Implications for the Neurobiology of Love, Thomas R. Insel15. A Note on the Neurobiology of Emotions, Antonio R. Damasio16. Impairment of Interpersonal Social Behavior Caused by Acquired Brain Damage, Hanna Damasio17. The Communication of Emotions and the Possibility of Empathy in Animals, Stephanie D. Preston and Frans B. M. de Waal18. Empathy, Evolution, and Altruism, William B. HurlbutConclusion to Part IV, William B. HurlbutPART V: RELIGIONIntroduction to Part V, Stephen G. Post19. Science and Religion on the Nature of Love, Don S. Browning20. Separation, Attachment, and Altruistic Love: The Evolutionary Basis for Medical Caring, Gregory L. Fricchione21. Compassion out of Wisdom: Buddhist Perspectives from the Past Toward the Human Future, Ruben L. F. HabitoConclusion to Part V, Stephen G. PostA Concluding Summary: Future Research Needs on Altruism and Altruistic Love, Stephen G. Post and Lynn G. UnderwoodAnnotated Bibliography: Research on Personality and Individual Differences in Altruism, Shelley Dean Kilpatrick and Michael E. McCulloughReferencesList of Articles by SubjectIndex
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