Difference between revisions of "Altruism"

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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.
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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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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/hn/your_rationality_is_my_business/ Your Rationality is My Business] by [[Eliezer_Yudkowsky]]
  
 
==See also==
 
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*[[Shut up and multiply]]
 
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*[[Fuzzies]]
 
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/n3/circular_altruism/ Circular Altruism] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
 
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/hn/your_rationality_is_my_business/ Your Rationality is My Business] 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.

Blog posts

See also