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.
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|
|Name||Research memorandum / Tilburg University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration|
- history of economic thought