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In The Name of Love: Romantic ideology and its victims

Aaron Ben-Ze'ev and Ruhama Goussinsky

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198566496
eISBN:
9780191693595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566496.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Everyone longs for the ideal love, but as the song goes, love hurts. This book is about the romantic ideology of love and the ironic dangers that goes with it. The chapters argue that romantic ... More


Health and the Ecology of Altruism

David Sloan Wilson and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

in Altruism and Health: Perspectives from Empirical Research

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182910
eISBN:
9780199786794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182910.003.0021
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter tests an ecological and evolutionary hypothesis of the fitness of altruists, using the Sloan Study of Youth and Social Development, which includes information on a large sample of ... More


Systemic Effects

Jeffrey Brand-Ballard

in Limits of Legality: The Ethics of Lawless Judging

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195342291
eISBN:
9780199867011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342291.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter introduces new arguments for the thesis that judges have all-things-considered reasons to obey nonpermissive rules. These arguments appeal to the systemic effects of deviating from the ... More


A Fraught Embrace: The Romance and Reality of AIDS Altruism in Africa

Ann Swidler and Susan Cotts Watkins

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691173924
eISBN:
9781400884988
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691173924.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

In the wake of the AIDS pandemic, legions of organizations and compassionate individuals descended on Africa from faraway places to offer their help and save lives. This book shows how the dreams of ... More


Compliance: Maximization Constrained

David Gauthier

in Morals by Agreement

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198249924
eISBN:
9780191597497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198249926.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Justice requires that one act on a fair optimizing strategy when one can—that is, a strategy that will yield an outcome that (nearly) satisfies the standards set by minimax relative concession and ... More


Introduction: Altruism from Afar

Ann Swidler and Susan Cotts Watkins

in A Fraught Embrace: The Romance and Reality of AIDS Altruism in Africa

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691173924
eISBN:
9781400884988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691173924.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This introductory chapter examines the imaginations as well as the practical concerns of the actors in the drama of AIDS as it has played out in Malawi: altruists' visions of transforming the lives ... More


Pythagorean Bodies and the Body of Altruism

Edith Wyschogrod

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

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195143584
eISBN:
9780199848119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143584.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Altruism may be seen as endorsing actions that exceed the limits of what is taken to be one's duty, whether by the control of contrary inclinations and interests or without effort. As a starting ... More


The Tradition of Agape

Stephen G. Post

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

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195143584
eISBN:
9780199848119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143584.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Altruistic love is the epitome of human altruism. It implies acts on behalf of the other, but beneficent acts can flow from a variety of motivations. The evolution of altruism across species is ... More


Fevered Imaginations

Ann Swidler and Susan Cotts Watkins

in A Fraught Embrace: The Romance and Reality of AIDS Altruism in Africa

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691173924
eISBN:
9781400884988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691173924.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter explores the intersecting fantasies that lock donors, brokers, and villagers together in a fraught embrace. Donors imagine the poverty and powerlessness of their potential ... More


Lumbering Behemoths and Fluttering Butterflies: Altruists in the Global AIDS Enterprise

Ann Swidler and Susan Cotts Watkins

in A Fraught Embrace: The Romance and Reality of AIDS Altruism in Africa

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691173924
eISBN:
9781400884988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691173924.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter describes the messy and convoluted routes by which money and programs move through the global AIDS system. It takes the huge and frenetic organization of the global AIDS enterprise, and ... More


Cultural Production: A Riot of Color

Ann Swidler and Susan Cotts Watkins

in A Fraught Embrace: The Romance and Reality of AIDS Altruism in Africa

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691173924
eISBN:
9781400884988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691173924.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter discusses how institutional altruists support technical approaches, such as screening the blood supply for the HIV virus, providing antiretroviral drugs to HIV+ pregnant women so as to ... More


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