altruism

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Regard for others, both natural and moral; devotion to the interests of others; brotherly kindness; – opposed to egoism or selfishness
benevolence to others on subordination to self-interest
interested in other people for their own sake Contrast with Egoism
unselfish interest in helping another person (See 438)
the view that the well-being of others should have as much importance for us as the well-being of ourselves Some argue that altruism, even if it is desirable, is not possible, and that our ethics must be based on egoism
Belief that an agent's moral decisions should be guided by consideration for the interests and well-being of other people rather than merely by self-interest, as egoism would recommend Recommended Reading: Thomas Nagel, The Possibility of Altruism (Princeton, 1979) {at Amazon com}; Altruism, ed by Jeffrey Paul, Ellen F Paul, and Fred D Miller, Jr (Cambridge, 1993) {at Amazon com}; and Matt Ridley, The Origins of Virtue: Human Instincts and the Evolution of Cooperation (Penguin, 1998) {at Amazon com} Also see OCP, BGHT, ColE, noesis, and ISM
a generous willingness to help another person or persons, even when there is no reward or other observable benefit to the helper; often involves some sacrifice on the part of the helper
Unselfish concern for the welfare of others
Altruism, like passion, is the key intent that philanthropy expresses; a concern for the welfare of others; selflessness
the quality of unselfish concern for the welfare of others
devotion to the interests of others; disinterested benevolence; opposed to egoism
in human and animal behaviour, the tendency to act in ways that benefit other individuals more than oneself, sometimes even where there is a real cost involved to the giver
Behavior that is unselfish and may even be detrimental but which benefits others
a tendency to see the needs of others as more important than one's own & to therefore be willing to sacrifice for others
–– the ethical view that one ought to act out of regard for the interests of others
A selfless concern for other people purely for their own sake Altruism is usually contrasted with selfishness or egoism in ethics Topic areas: Accountability and Evaluation, Volunteer Management, Advocacy
The prosocial "unselfish concern for the welfare of others" (Neufeldt & Sparks, 1990, p 18) Evidenced by generosity, helping, cooperation, self-control, delaying gratification, or resisting the temptation to cheat, lie, or steal Antisocial Behavior Behavior that goes against the norms of society, including "physical aggression, verbal aggression, passivity, stereotyping, theft, rule breaking, materialism, unlawful behaviors, or pathological behavior" (Hearold, 1986, p 81)
When used in reference to a point of view within the field of Ethical, Value and/or Behavioural Matters, this is a Point of View in which the prime parameter for effectuating a course of action is determined by choosing that which is
Genus: Code of Ethics Differentia: The welfare of others is the standard of the good / holds the sacrifice of the self to others as the good Link: Article
Altruism is unselfish concern for other people's happiness and welfare. when you care about or help other people, even though this brings no advantage to yourself (altruisme, from autrui ). Ethical theory that regards the good of others as the end of moral action; by extension, the disposition to take the good of others as an end in itself. The term (French, altruisme, derived from Latin alter: "other") was coined in the 19th century by Auguste Comte and adopted generally as a convenient antithesis to egoism. Most altruists have held that each person has an obligation to further the pleasures and alleviate the pains of other people. The same argument holds if happiness, rather than pleasure, is taken as the end of life
{i} unselfish devotion to others, philanthropy, benevolence
Regard for others, both natural and moral; devotion to the interests of others; brotherly kindness; opposed to egoism or selfishness
Regard for others, both natural and moral; devotion to the interests of others; brotherly kindness; -- opposed to egoism or selfishness
altruistically
Regardful of others; beneficent; unselfish; -- opposed to egoistic or selfish
reciprocal altruism
Used in biology to describe the phenomenon of two animals acting in ways which mutually benefit one another
altruist
one who advocates or practices altruism
Altruistic
showing unselfish concern for the welfare of others
Altruist
someone who makes charitable donations intended to increase human well-being
Altruistic
Derived from: Altruism (àl´true-îz´em) noun 1 Regardful of others; beneficent; unselfish; -- opposed to egoistic or selfish
Altruistic
Benefiting others without regard for one's own needs or safety
altruist
{i} one unselfishly devoted to others, philanthropist
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One imbued with altruism; opposed to egoist
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One imbued with altruism; one who wishes well for others, not themselves
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Regardful of others; beneficent; unselfish
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If your behaviour or motives are altruistic, you show concern for the happiness and welfare of other people rather than for yourself. = selfless selfish. altruistic behaviour shows that you care about and will help other people, even though this brings no advantage for yourself   selfish
altruistic
{s} generous, unselfish, devoted to others
altruistic
If your behaviour or motives are altruistic, you show concern for the happiness and welfare of other people rather than for yourself. = selfless ¡Ù selfish. altruistic behaviour shows that you care about and will help other people, even though this brings no advantage for yourself   selfish
altruistic
Regardful of others; beneficent; unselfish; opposed to egoistic or selfish
altruistically
in an altruistic manner; "he acted selflessly when he helped the old lady in distress
altruistically
in an altruistic manner, philanthropically, unselfishly
altruistically
in an altruistic manner; "he acted selflessly when he helped the old lady in distress"
altruism

    Silbentrennung

    al·tru·i·sm

    Türkische aussprache

    ältruîzım

    Aussprache

    /ˈaltro͞oˌəzəm/ /ˈæltruːˌɪzəm/

    Etymologie

    [ 'al-tru-"i-z&m ] () 1853. 1853, from French altruisme, coined 1830 by Auguste Comte|Auguste Comte]], from autrui (“of or to others”) + -isme, from Old French, from Latin alteri, dative of alter (“other”), from which also English alter.“” in the Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper, 2001 Apparently inspired by French Latin legal phrase l'autrui, from le bien, le droit d'autrui (“the good, the right of the other”). Introduced into English by George Henry Lewes|George Henry Lewes]] in 1853, in his translation Comte’s Philosophy of the Sciences, 1, xxi.

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