The Possibility of Altruism (Paperback)

By Thomas Nagel

Princeton University Press, 9780691020020, 160pp.

Publication Date: March 21, 1979

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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.