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This paper presents an examination of the phenomenon of 'altruism' among humans.
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Assignment : Assignment No 3 - Part A & Part B- Altruism
Term : 1 -year 2003
Date : 2003-05-19
This paper presents an examination of the phenomenon of 'altruism' among humans. Altruism is
defined as a behaviour that may be to one's advantage but is also to the advantage of others.
The questions of why we behave this way or what motivates us to behave in this manner and the
relevance to society today are the focus of this paper. Various research and theories has
explained why altruistic behaviour is undertaken intentionally in the human world.
We often read or hear about acts of generosity and courage, such as, fund raisers or concerts to
help homeless people, the fostering of a child and sponsoring his or her education, or of
volunteers risking their lives to help victims in incidents like September
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