In defense of altruism

inadequacies of Ayn Rand"s ethics and psychological egoism
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University Press of the South , New Orleans, LA
Rand, Ayn -- Criticism and interpretation, Altruism, E
Other titlesInadequacies of Ayn Rand"s ethics and psychological egoism
StatementLloyd Bishop
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LC ClassificationsBF637.H4 B57 2000
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Paginationvii, 152 p. :
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Open LibraryOL17074796M
ISBN 101889431796

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In Defense of Selfishness by Peter Schwartz is a book that challenges the morality of altruism and argues, based on Ayn Rand’s philosophy, that genuine selfishness is not about plunder or duplicity, but about living by reason, production and trade.

Altruism has been thought of as an ego defense, a form of sublimation in which a person copes with his anxiety by stepping outside himself and helping others. By focusing on the needs of others. Get this from a library. In defense of altruism: inadequacies In defense of altruism book Ayn Rand's ethics and psychological egoism.

[Lloyd Bishop]. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. In defense of altruism by Lloyd Bishop,University Press of the South edition, in English - 1st edPages: Peter Schwartz, a former Chairman of the Board of the Ayn Rand Institute, talks about his book [In Defense of Selfishness], in which he explains the rationale for self-interest and laissez-faire.

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In Defense of Selfishness () exposes the dark side of an attribute most of us assume to be good: altruism. It explains why, despite common misconception, altruism is In defense of altruism book, devaluing both individuals and societies at large – and why selfishness is the alternative that can provide us with liberation.

In Defense of Selfishness refutes widespread misconceptions about the meaning of selfishness and of altruism.

Basing his arguments on Ayn Rand's ethics of rational self-interest, Schwartz demonstrates that genuine selfishness is not exemplified by the brutal plundering of an Attila the Hun or the conniving duplicity of a Bernard : Peter Schwartz.

Peter Schwartz is the author of the book In Defense of Selfishness: Why the Code of Self-Sacrifice Is Unjust and Destructive (Palgrave Macmillan, June ).

He's a former Chairman of the Board, and currently a Distinguished Fellow, of the Ayn Rand Institute in Irvine, CA/5(33). Originally conceived by Sigmund Freud, much of the development of the concept of defense mechanisms was fully developed by his daughter, Anna Freud in her book, The Ego and the Mechanisms of Defense.

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. View Show. Sellars’ defense of this thesis is carried on with a full awareness of the difficulties of such an undertaking.

More importantly, he develops his defense of altruism within the context of the comprehensive theory of practical reason he has developed over the years, and this theoretical background makes his views on ethics of special : W. David Solomon. Ayn Rand and Altruism, Part 1.

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Details Decem George H. Smith and political implications—are a virtual negative image of Comte’s defense of altruism. Thus, however much critics may dismiss Rand’s attacks on altruism as unjustified, her treatment of altruism, as discussed and defended by the man who originated the term and.

Theories and classifications. Different theorists have different categorizations and conceptualizations of defence mechanisms. Large reviews of theories of defence mechanisms are available from Paulhus, Fridhandler and Hayes () and Cramer ().

The Journal of Personality published a special issue on defence mechanisms (). In the first definitive book on defence mechanisms, The Ego. Emphasizing the “I” in Selfishness.

Ayn Rand Institute distinguished fellow Schwartz (The Foreign Policy of Self-Interest: A Moral Ideal for America,etc.) asserts loudly throughout this incendiary book that altruism “is ultimately a call for servitude,” requiring that individuals “subjugate” themselves to others, “shackled to their needs.

Altruism. An act of goodwill towards another person, known as altruistic behavior, can be used as a way of diffusing a potentially anxious situation.

Altruism may be used as a defence mechanism, for example, by being particularly helpful to a person who we feel might dislike us or neutralising an argument with kind words and positivity.

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Written with crystal-clear prose, penetrating logic, and a level of moral seriousness that. Among individual defense mechanisms, we found rationalization, pseudo-altruism, and anticipation to be the most commonly employed defense mechanisms among the medical students.

These results are in agreement with Parekh, et al.

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and La Cour who found a high prevalence of these defense mechanisms among the medical students [ 27 - 28 ].Cited by: The Theory. According to Dawkins’ theory, the base unit of evolution is the individual gene.

Since evolutionary fitness is measured in terms of passing on your genes to the next generation, Dawkins theorized that each gene acted in a way that would allow it the best opportunity to be replicated and passed on to the next generation.

In Defense of Globalization. Book by whereas the social concerns were prompted by altruism and empathy, the economic concerns have been the result of. PETER SINGER Altruism and Commerce: A Defense of Titmuss against Arrow Kenneth Arrow's discussion1 of The Gift Relationship by Richard Titmuss2 is to be welcomed because it draws attention to this remark- able book.

Ostensibly, the book is a comparison of voluntary and com- mercial means of obtaining blood for medical purposes, but by means. Ayn Rand's Defense of Ethical Egoism In her piece, "In Defense of Ethical Egoism," Ayn Rand says that what most people have been told growing up is that morality involves limiting the self, demoting the self to better serve the needs of others or to serve God.

In this video, ARI Distinguished Fellow Peter Schwartz explains what readers will learn from his new book In Defense of Selfishness: Why the Code of Self-Sacrifice Is Unjust and Destructive.

Topics include: the real meaning of selfishness and altruism, why selfishness requires moral principles and why “the public interest” is a myth. Selfishness — a virtue. Ayn Rand chose this book’s provocative title because she was on a mission to overcome centuries of demonization.

“In popular usage,” Rand writes, “the word ‘selfishness’ is a synonym of evil; the image it conjures is of a murderous brute who tramples over piles of corpses to achieve his own ends and pursues nothing but the gratification of the.

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and political implications—are a virtual negative image of Comte’s defense of altruism. Thus, however much critics may dismiss Rand’s attacks on altruism as unjustified, her treatment of altruism, as discussed and defended by the man who originated the term and who defended altruism in more detail than.

pathological altruism from multiple angles, including psy-chology, psychiatry, genetics, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, and philosophy. Although it raised more questions than it answered, this comprehensive book has really shed light on the issue of pathological altruism.

In this article, defensive altruism, that is, altruism as an. In Defense of Selfishness refutes widespread misconceptions about the meaning of selfishness and of altruism.

Basing his arguments on Ayn Rand's ethics of rational self-interest, Schwartz demonstrates that genuine selfishness is not exemplified by the brutal plundering of an Attila the Hun or the conniving duplicity of a Bernard Madoff. The Mature defenses are defined by a healthy and conscious relationship with reality.

Reality is accepted even when it is not appreciated. Uncomfortable feelings and thoughts are deliberately transformed into less threatening forms rather than being pushed aside.

Psychotherapy is the use of psychological methods to assist people to modify undesirable emotions, attitudes, and behaviors. Types of psychotherapy include psychoanalysis, behavioral therapy, cognitive therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, group therapy, couples therapy, and family therapy.

Peter Schwartz, a former Chairman of the Board of the Ayn Rand Institute talks about the rational for self-interest and laissez-faire capitalism in his book "In Defense of Selfishness." He argues.