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The Possibility of Altruism - Thomas Nagel

The Possibility of Altruism

Paperback Published: 21st March 1979
ISBN: 9780691020020
Number Of Pages: 160

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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.

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Frontmatter, pg. iPreface, pg. viiPostscript, pg. viiContents, pg. ixI. The Foundation of Morals, pg. 3II. The Traditional Controversy, pg. 7III. The Solution, pg. 13IV. Necessity and Interpretation, pg. 18V. Desires, pg. 27VI. Prudential Motives and the Present, pg. 33VII. Reasons, pg. 47VIII. The Interpretation of Prudential Reasons: Identity over Time, pg. 57IX. Altruism: The Intuitive Issue, pg. 79X. Objective Reasons, pg. 90XI. Solipsism, Dissociation, and the Impersonal Standpoint, pg. 99XII. The Interpretation of Objective Reasons, pg. 116XIII. The Consequences, pg. 125XIV. Conclusion, pg. 143Index, pg. 147

ISBN: 9780691020020
ISBN-10: 0691020027
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 21st March 1979
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 13.97  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.2