Altruism & Altruistic Love: Science, Philosophy, & Religion in Dialogue

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Altruism & Altruistic Love
Science, Philosophy, & Religion
in Dialogue

Edited by

STEPHEN G. POST
LYNN G. UNDERWOOD
JEFFREY P. SCHLOSS
WILLIAM B. HURLBUT

OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

2002

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Preface v
  • Contents vii
  • Contributors xi
  • Altruism & Altruistic Love *
  • General Introduction 3
  • References *
  • Part I - Definitions *
  • Introduction to Part I 15
  • 1 - The Abcs of Altruism 17
  • Notes *
  • References *
  • 2 - Pythagorean Bodies and the Body of Altruism 29
  • Notes *
  • References *
  • 3 - Morality, Altruism, and Love 40
  • References *
  • 4 - The Tradition of Agape 51
  • References *
  • Conclusion to Part I 65
  • References *
  • Part II - Human Motivation and Action *
  • Introduction to Part II 69
  • Reference *
  • 5 - Conceptual Mapping and Data from Selected Studies 72
  • References *
  • 6 - Addressing the Altruism Question Experimentally 89
  • References *
  • 7 - Explicating Altruism 106
  • Notes *
  • References *
  • 8 - Faces of Heroism and Altruism 123
  • Notes *
  • References *
  • Conclusion to Part II 140
  • References *
  • Part III - Evolutionary Biology *
  • Introduction to Part III 145
  • References *
  • 9 - A Darwinian Naturalist's Perspective on Altruism 151
  • References *
  • 10 - Relating Self, Others, and Sacrifice in the Ordering of Love 168
  • Notes *
  • References *
  • 11 - The Fall and Rise and Fall and Rise and Fall and Rise of Altruism in Evolutionary Biology 182
  • Notes *
  • References 191
  • 12 - Some Obstacles to Altruism 192
  • References *
  • 13 - Love Creation's Final Law? 212
  • References 239
  • Conclusion to Part III 243
  • References *
  • Part IV - The Science of Altruism *
  • Introduction to Part IV 249
  • References *
  • 14 - Implications for the Neurobiology of Love 254
  • References *
  • 15 - A Note on the Neurobiology of Emotions 264
  • References *
  • 16 - Impairment of Interpersonal Social Behavior Caused by Acquired Brain Damage 272
  • Note *
  • References *
  • 17 - The Communication of Emotions and the Possibility of Empathy in Animals 284
  • Note *
  • References *
  • 18 - Empathy, Evolution, and Altruism 309
  • References *
  • Conclusion to Part IV 328
  • References *
  • Part V - Religion *
  • Introduction to Part V 333
  • 19 - Science and Religion on the Nature of Love 335
  • References *
  • 20 - The Evolutionary Basis for Medical Caring 346
  • References *
  • 21 - Buddhist Perspectives from the Past Toward the Human Future 362
  • References *
  • Conclusion to Part V 376
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  • Concluding Summary - Future Research Needs on Altruism and Altruistic Love 379
  • Annotated Bibliography - Research on Personality and Individual Differences in Altruism 387
  • References 475
  • List of Articles by Subject 485
  • Index 491
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