Essays Tagged: "Altruism"

Plato vs. Nietzche

earthly Good, i.e. wealth, intelligence, and wisdom, as well as virtues such as courage, patience, altruism, and prudence come from this Good. In the 'Apology' he states that ' evil can happen t ...

(2 pages) 212 0 3.9 Mar/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

Motivating an audience

lunteer work. Traditionally, volunteer work is seen as a form of charity based on unselfishness and altruism. The best volunteering does involve the desire to serve others, but this does not exclude o ...

(2 pages) 74 0 4.7 Jan/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

"Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens.

t Expectations, Pip experienced three basic stages of moral maturity: fear, self- satisfaction, and altruism. The first stage Pip went through relative to his moral development was fear. in this stage ... nd turn him into the true gentleman he wants to be. Finally, Pip's change from self-satisfaction to altruism is indeed very noble. Pip realizes that he should not judge others based on appearance, but ...

(3 pages) 41 0 0.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

How satisfactory are explanations of the welfare state reforms of the Liberal party in the U.K in 1906-14, which rest upon a 'rediscovery' of poverty coupled with middle- and upper class altruism.

reforms of 1906-14 which rest upon a 'rediscovery' of poverty coupled with middle- and upper class altruism.The years of liberal administration between 1906-14 can now be clearly seen as a period of ... of debate amongst social and economic historians. This argument usually involves questions of both altruism and efficiency on behalf of both the liberal government and the individuals concerned with ...

(7 pages) 69 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The Dangers of Objectification

ion. To say that I am an egoist, or that another student is an altruist, is to imply that egoism or altruism is the essential nature of the person, and that other considerations fade into the backgrou ...

(3 pages) 32 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Critical essay describing the theme and stylistic elements used by Ayn Rand in "The Fountainhead" with bibliography

Egoism Versus Altruism: Ayn Rand's The FountainheadAyn Rand in her controversial novel, The Fountainhead, written ... d be surprised by how faithfully its playbook is followed. Ayn conceives the theme of egoism versus altruism through clever diction, imagery, and distinctive narrative technique. It is a book that tea ...

(9 pages) 115 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Philosphy Introductory to Ethics By Ken Burgess The essay contains three questions that the Professor asked and we had to discuss. Areas of interest that I discussed were Kant, Ayn Rand, Rawl

Ethics of Selfishness/Ethics of DutyCompare and contrast Kant and Ayn Rand on the issue of altruismAltruism is an unselfish act wherein one's intention is to benefit another. Within every act ... fer in regards to self-interest. Ultimately, it is this final aspect which separates their views on altruism.Rawls and the Ethics of ConsequencesDiscuss Rawls' argument regarding practices and actions ...

(6 pages) 123 0 3.8 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Position Paper - Moral Psychology

Can a series of experiments prove empathy results in genuine altruism? Some psychologists think so, while some critics challenge the idea as sexist. In the text ...

(3 pages) 52 0 3.5 Jun/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Rolling back the australian welfare state

vide . The three major policy goals of the welfare state and citizenship theory have been equality, altruism and needs based welfare rights which have begun to be rolled back through welfare reform po ...

(9 pages) 92 0 5.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

The Selfish Gene by RIchard Dawkins. Chapter by Chapter Overview of the book.

common good, you can expect little help from biological nature. Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish. Let us understand what our own selfish genes are up to, becau ... assist replicas of itself that are sitting in other bodies. If so, this would appear as individual altruism but it would be brought about by gene selfishness. it still seems rather implausible.Are th ...

(15 pages) 62 0 4.6 Feb/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biotechnology

It's All About Me. (And that's ok.) A Defense of Psychological Egoism

in friendly, yet passionate debates with friends and colleagues, holding fast to my assertion that altruism simply does not exist. All actions, I argued, originate from some self-interest. Now, of co ... nize this theory as psychological egoism.Perhaps, it could be argued, that my insistence in denying altruism and defending egoism was the result of my naivety, my child-like ignorance of the deeper as ...

(18 pages) 168 1 4.6 Feb/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Was it ever possible for the British to establish a fair solution to the Palestinian problem?

rael was a creation of humanity and the fate of Palestine the defining traits of man. An epitome of altruism in spirit yet egoism in action, Machiavellian interests in paradoxical apposition to honour ... en said that Sir Arthur Balfour, who is the eponym of the infamous declaration, was expressing pure altruism on behalf of the British nation and showed a genuine care for and belief in the Zionist cau ...

(10 pages) 29 1 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Snow day

lleys,With snow descending from the heavens.Families convene beside the hearth of love,Benevolence, altruism, affection ,circulating through the air.School is out for the dayWe're playing outside.Havi ...

(1 pages) 34 2 3.9 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

Outline and Evaluate two explanations of human altruism.

The first explanation of human altruism is the empathy altruism hypothesis carried out by Batson. He suggested that empathy involve ... sts that some people are more empathetic than others and this is the reason why some people display altruism and others do not. Batson argues that the ability to take someone else's perspective depend ... were high, even highly empathetic people refused to 'Elaine's' place. This then shows that empathy altruism is not without its bounds. Also another criticism of this study is that the participants ma ...

(4 pages) 72 0 3.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Biology and Altruism

Altruism is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as "devotion to the welfare of others, regard f ... welfare of others, regard for others, as a principle of action; opposed to egoism or selfishness." Altruism in this case of discussion deals with evolutionary theory and where the two come together. ... our favorable traits are passed on to future generations to enable them a better chance to survive. Altruism can be debated whether or not it exists among evolutionary theory. Certainly there are argu ...

(4 pages) 43 0 3.8 Apr/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

James Rachels

she wants by showing that we often dounpleasant tasks for the future pleasures or from obligation. Altruism is recognized as not acting in self interest. He also clears up the confusions that selfish ...

(3 pages) 11 0 5.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Bridging The Gap Of The Digital Divide

licy is linked to different motivational factors endorsed by the President, factors such as egoism, altruism, collectivism and principlism, which begin to state an indirect compensation to the activis ... for better public approval and good recognition to his favor. Another possible motivation, such as altruism, is when a person unselfishly helps some one in need, inciting that President's motivation ...

(2 pages) 42 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Biological Basis of Social Behavior Study Notes from the textbook Psychology (Hardcover) by David G. Myers and course lectures

I.Biological Basis of Social Behaviora. selfishness versus altruismi.Edward O. Wilson: selfish individuals will always have more offspring1.altruists cannot be ... ilson: selfish individuals will always have more offspring1.altruists cannot benefit from their own altruism2.selfish people receive altruism without having to give any have more resources for reprodu ... e altruism without having to give any have more resources for reproductive successii.definitions of altruism1.intentionality: an action intentionally aimed at helping othersa.most often used by social ...

(1 pages) 24 0 0.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Atlas Shrugged: Setting And Conflict Analasys

Again and again, Rand pits Galt's philosophy, objectivism, against the looter's philosophies, altruism, collectivism, and mysticism. again and again, Galt's philosophy comes out on top. This is ...

(1 pages) 16 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

The idea of human rights for all is a relatively

me into play when regarding human rights: these factors include but are not limited to evolutionary altruism, ethically responsible political systems, and morality and reciprocity. The writers Frans d ...

(5 pages) 14 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community