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By Juris G. Draguns (auth.), Douglas A. Vakoch (eds.)

Altruism in Cross-Cultural viewpoint offers this kind of scholarly review, reading the intersection of tradition and such subject matters as evolutionary money owed of altruism and the significance of altruism in ritual and faith. ​​The previous decade has obvious a proliferation of study on altruism, made attainable partly by way of major investment from organisations corresponding to the toilet Templeton origin. whereas major learn has been carried out on organic, social, and person dimensions of altruism, there was no try and offer an summary of the ways in which altruistic habit and attitudes fluctuate throughout cultures. The publication addresses the methodological demanding situations of studying altruism throughout cultures, in addition to the ways in which altruism is take place in tricky conditions. a selected power of the e-book is its realization to a number of disciplinary methods to figuring out altruism, with participants from fields together with psychology, anthropology, sociology, biology, verbal exchange, philosophy, spiritual reports, gender experiences, and bioethics.​

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