The Possibility of Altruism
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The Possibility of Altruism

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Just as there are rational requirements on thought, there are rational requirements on action. This book defends a conception of ethics, and a related conception of human nature, according to which altruism is included among the basic rational requirements on desire and action.show more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 134 x 208 x 12mm | 322.05g
  • Princeton University Press
  • New Jersey, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0691020027
  • 9780691020020
  • 313,700

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"An extremely tough, polished, and altogether stimulating piece of work."--New York Review of Books "Nagel's book is not a criticism of anybody else's book, nor a footnote to anybody else's theory. It is independent and clear, and very original."--Times Literary Supplement "This is a powerful and challenging work, skilfully organised and presented with economy, clarity, and style."--Bernard Mayo, Philosophical Booksshow more
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