By Basant K. Kapur, Kim-Chong Chong
Altruistic Reveries is a distinct quantity, which arises out of an Interdisciplinary convention on views on Altruism from the arts and Social Sciences prepared through the Centre for complicated stories, school of Arts and Social Sciences, nationwide college of Singapore, in October 1999. Altruism is a deep, multi-faceted phenomenon, of serious curiosity and relevance to students around the complete diversity of disciplines within the Humanities and Social Sciences. The Centre as a result introduced jointly specialists in different disciplines - Philosophy, Literature, Psychology, Sociology, Economics, and Political technology - to check and speak about the importance and position of altruism from their respective views. a complete of 10 papers in all have been provided, and the amount is done through an advent through the editors, and a last Concluding bankruptcy by way of one of many editors.
one of the matters mentioned are: the efficacy of motivational altruism within the solution of public concerns; the genetic origins of altruism and its attendant hazards; the metaphysical foundation of altruism; empathy and altruism; altruism or social alternate; altruism in wartime; and the welfare nation. A striking characteristic of the quantity is that a few of the authors haven't `talked prior' each other. even if every one is a consultant in his box, the papers are available to these in different fields, and to non-specialists. either separately and jointly, they supply a wealthy set of insights and views on altruism as a basic human and social phenomenon, in order to edify, curiosity, and stimulate all readers of the volume.
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17 All this is reminiscent of the Yangist philosophy of nurturing and nourishing life, the gratification of desires, and the critique of the artificiality of the Confucian emphasis on ritual behaviour. 3. MOTIVES AND ETHICAL PREDISPOSITIONS Consider now the famous example of the child about to fall into a well given by Mencius: "No man is devoid of a heart sensitive to the suffering of others ... My reason ... is this . Suppose a man were, all of a sudden, to see a young child on the verge of falling into a well.
C. Graham, Disputers of Ihe Tao (La Salle, Illinois: Open Court Publishing Company, 1989), has "concern for everyone". 3. 252 . Wong notes the universalistic element in Confucian ethics, but states that "It should warn us against associating universalism too closely with Western, impersonal morality, or with political liberalism or social individualism. The presence of Mo Tzu as a challenger to the Confucian position reinforces this point. 2S) . 4. 44 . s. 42 . 46-47 7. The doctrines of Yang Chu are to be found in the texts Uishi cUllqiu (La shi ch 'un eh'iu) and Huainanzi (Huai-llan-tzu), and Uezi (Ueh-tzll).
However, this points to the realization that conflict between the two kinds of concern cannot be resolved purely as a matter of weighing one against the other. , will have to be considered. Nice questions can arise here, about whether Shun was not taking his duties as emperor too lightly, or being irresponsible. To make a proper judgment, we need to determine specific factors such as how important it was that Shun remained as emperor, what the social and political circumstances were, and whether there were any able successors, etc.
Altruistic Reveries: Perspectives from the Humanities and Social Sciences by Basant K. Kapur, Kim-Chong Chong