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Actions undertaken for the benefit of other people. If you do something to feel good about helping people, or even to be a better person in some spiritual sense, it isn't ''truly'' altruism.
 
Actions undertaken for the benefit of other people. If you do something to feel good about helping people, or even to be a better person in some spiritual sense, it isn't ''truly'' altruism.
  
==[[Less Wrong]] posts==
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==See also==
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/n3/circular_altruism/ Circular Altruism]
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*[[Shut up and multiply]]
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*[[Fuzzies]]
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==Blog posts==
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/n3/circular_altruism/ Circular Altruism] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
  
 
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Actions undertaken for the benefit of other people. If you do something to feel good about helping people, or even to be a better person in some spiritual sense, it isn't truly altruism.

See also

Blog posts