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The Possibility of Altruism
Thomas Nagel

Paperback | 1979 | $35.00 | £24.95 | ISBN: 9780691020020
160 pp. | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
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Just as there are rational requirements on thought, there are rational requirements on action. This book defends a conception of ethics, and a related conception of human nature, according to which altruism is included among the basic rational requirements on desire and action.


"An extremely tough, polished, and altogether stimulating piece of work."--New York Review of Books

"Nagel's book is not a criticism of anybody else's book, nor a footnote to anybody else's theory. It is independent and clear, and very original."--Times Literary Supplement

"This is a powerful and challenging work, skilfully organised and presented with economy, clarity, and style."--Bernard Mayo, Philosophical Books

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