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The Resource Altruism : the power of compassion to change yourself and the world, Matthieu Ricard ; translated by Charlotte Mandell and Sam Gordon

Altruism : the power of compassion to change yourself and the world, Matthieu Ricard ; translated by Charlotte Mandell and Sam Gordon

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Altruism : the power of compassion to change yourself and the world
Title
Altruism
Title remainder
the power of compassion to change yourself and the world
Statement of responsibility
Matthieu Ricard ; translated by Charlotte Mandell and Sam Gordon
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Contributor
Author
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Explores mindfulness and compassion for others on a global scope, discussing how altruism can help the economy, the environment, and improve the life-satisfaction of those who act on their feelings
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DLC
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Ricard, Matthieu
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1985-
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  • Mandell, Charlotte
  • Gordon, Sam
  • Ricard, Matthieu,
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  • Altruism
  • Compassion
  • Empathy
Label
Altruism : the power of compassion to change yourself and the world, Matthieu Ricard ; translated by Charlotte Mandell and Sam Gordon
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Plaidoyer pour l'altruisme
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 701-849)
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is altruism?. The nature of altruism ; Extending altruism ; What is empathy ; From empathy to compassion in a neuroscience laboratory ; Love, supreme emotion ; The accomplishment of a twofold benefit, our own and others' ; Self-interested altruism and generalized reciprocity ; Selfless altruism ; The banality of good ; Altruistic heroism ; Unconditional altruism ; Beyond imitations, true altruism: an experimental investigation ; The philosophical arguments against universal selfishness -- The emergence of altruism. Altruism in theories of evolution ; Maternal love, foundation for extended altruism? ; The evolution of cultures ; Altruistic behavior among animals ; Altruism among children ; Prosocial behavior -- Cultivating altruism. Can we change? ; Training the mind: what the cognitive sciences have to say ; How to cultivate altruism: meditations on altruistic love, compassion, joy, and impartiality -- Contrary forces. Egocentrism and crystallization of the ego ; The spread of individualism and narcissism ; The champions of selfishness ; Having hatred or compassion for yourself ; The shortfall of empathy ; At the origin of violence: devaluing the other ; The natural repugnance to kill ; Dehumanizing the other: massacres and genocides ; Has war always existed? ; The decline of violence ; The instrumentalization of animals: a moral aberration ; Backfire: effects of the meat industry on poverty, environment, and health ; Institutionalized selfishness -- Building a more altruistic society. The virtues of cooperation ; An enlightened education ; Fighting inequality ; Toward a caring economy ; Voluntary, joyous simplicity ; Altruism for the sake of future generations ; Sustainable harmony ; Local commitment, global responsibility -- Conclusion: daring altruism
Control code
18532706
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st North American edition.
Extent
ix, 849 pages
Isbn
9780316208246
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015935986
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Altruism : the power of compassion to change yourself and the world, Matthieu Ricard ; translated by Charlotte Mandell and Sam Gordon
Publication
Note
Translation of: Plaidoyer pour l'altruisme
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 701-849)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is altruism?. The nature of altruism ; Extending altruism ; What is empathy ; From empathy to compassion in a neuroscience laboratory ; Love, supreme emotion ; The accomplishment of a twofold benefit, our own and others' ; Self-interested altruism and generalized reciprocity ; Selfless altruism ; The banality of good ; Altruistic heroism ; Unconditional altruism ; Beyond imitations, true altruism: an experimental investigation ; The philosophical arguments against universal selfishness -- The emergence of altruism. Altruism in theories of evolution ; Maternal love, foundation for extended altruism? ; The evolution of cultures ; Altruistic behavior among animals ; Altruism among children ; Prosocial behavior -- Cultivating altruism. Can we change? ; Training the mind: what the cognitive sciences have to say ; How to cultivate altruism: meditations on altruistic love, compassion, joy, and impartiality -- Contrary forces. Egocentrism and crystallization of the ego ; The spread of individualism and narcissism ; The champions of selfishness ; Having hatred or compassion for yourself ; The shortfall of empathy ; At the origin of violence: devaluing the other ; The natural repugnance to kill ; Dehumanizing the other: massacres and genocides ; Has war always existed? ; The decline of violence ; The instrumentalization of animals: a moral aberration ; Backfire: effects of the meat industry on poverty, environment, and health ; Institutionalized selfishness -- Building a more altruistic society. The virtues of cooperation ; An enlightened education ; Fighting inequality ; Toward a caring economy ; Voluntary, joyous simplicity ; Altruism for the sake of future generations ; Sustainable harmony ; Local commitment, global responsibility -- Conclusion: daring altruism
Control code
18532706
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st North American edition.
Extent
ix, 849 pages
Isbn
9780316208246
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015935986
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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