Altruism

[New Entry by Richard Kraut on August 25, 2016.] Behavior is normally described as altruistic when it is motivated by a desire to benefit someone other than oneself for that person's sake. The term
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[New Entry by Richard Kraut on August 25, 2016.] Behavior is normally described as altruistic when it is motivated by a desire to benefit someone other than oneself for that person's sake. The term is used as the contrary of "self-interested" or "selfish" or "egoistic" - words applied to behavior that is motivated solely by the desire to benefit oneself. "Malicious" designates an even greater contrast: it applies to behavior that expresses a desire to harm others simply for...

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