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Douglas A. Vakoch's Altruism in Cross-Cultural Perspective (International and PDF

By Douglas A. Vakoch

ISBN-10: 1461469511

ISBN-13: 9781461469513

ISBN-10: 1489985972

ISBN-13: 9781489985972

Altruism in Cross-Cultural standpoint offers this type of scholarly assessment, interpreting the intersection of tradition and such subject matters as evolutionary bills of altruism and the significance of altruism in ritual and religion.
​​The prior decade has noticeable a proliferation of study on altruism, made attainable partly via major investment from organisations reminiscent of the loo Templeton starting place. whereas major learn has been performed on organic, social, and person dimensions of altruism, there was no try and supply an outline of the ways in which altruistic habit and attitudes range throughout cultures. The publication addresses the methodological demanding situations of discovering altruism throughout cultures, in addition to the ways in which altruism is happen in tough conditions. a specific energy of the ebook is its recognition to a number of disciplinary ways to figuring out altruism, with participants from fields together with psychology, anthropology, sociology, biology, verbal exchange, philosophy, non secular reviews, gender stories, and bioethics.​

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