On the notion of altruism

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Recently, it seems that unselfish aspects such as altruism and fairness receive more attention in the economic literature. In this paper some historical opinions on the notion of altruism are presented. Particularly, the views of Spencer and Edgeworth are discussed. Moreover, an effort is made to develop some links into modern issues.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUnknown Publisher
Number of pages13
VolumeFEW 678
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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NameResearch memorandum / Tilburg University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
VolumeFEW 678


  • Altruism
  • history of economic thought


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