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Toward a Pluralism of Prosocial Motives—and a More Humane Society

C. Daniel Batson

in Altruism in Humans

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195341065
eISBN:
9780199894222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341065.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Evidence for empathy-induced altruism poses a challenge to the value assumption of the theory of rational choice. This chapter considers broader theoretical and practical implications of moving ... More


After the Fall

C. Daniel Batson

in A Scientific Search for Altruism: Do We Only Care About Ourselves?

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190651374
eISBN:
9780190651404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190651374.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Like Milton’s couple at the end of Paradise Lost, we find ourselves banished from the Eden of Egoism and needing to reassess what it means to be human. Evidence for empathy-induced altruism, ... More


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