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- DescriptionThis accessible book is the first introduction to the idea of altruism. It explores how we have come to be altruistic, and considers why it is important to remain altruistic, not just for the sake of others, but in order maintain the fragile fabric of human society.
- Author BiographyThe Series Editor, Frank Parkin, is emeritus professor at Kent. Niall W.R. Scott is a lecturer in Ethics at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Preston, U.K. He grew up in the Netherlands and The United States, in Texas. He started his academic career at the University of Ulster, where he read Biology This was followed by study of Theology at Belfast Bible college, affiliated to Queen's University Belfast, where he started to develop his interest in Moral Philosophy. After completing an MA at Queen's University Belfast, he went on to do a PhD at Lancaster University on Kant and the evolution of morality, supervised by Prof Alan Holland and Dr. Emily Brady. It was here that he started to shape some of his views on altruism. He took up his post as Lecturer in Ethics at UCLan in January 2004 Jonathan Seglow is Senior Lecturer in Political Theory in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Royal Holloway, University of London where he has taught since 2000. His research interests are mainly in the application of moral and political philosophy to current social problems. He has edited one and co-edited two collections of essays on altruism, all of which stem from the Association for Legal and Social Philosophy (ALSP) Conference on the ethics of altruism which he organised at Royal Holloway in 2002. He is co-editor of Res Publica, the journal of the ALSP, published by Springer. He is currently working on a book on the ethics of immigration.
- Author(s)Jonathan Seglow,Niall Scott
- PublisherOpen University Press
- Date of Publication01/11/2007
- Series TitleUK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Sociology
- Place of PublicationMilton Keynes
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOpen University Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight225 g
- Width53 mm
- Height85 mm
- Spine4 mm
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