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Егоизъм или алтруизъм – фалшивата дилема
Egotism or Altruism, a False Dilemma

Author(s): Ivan Katzarski
Subject(s): Philosophy, Philosophical Traditions, Special Branches of Philosophy, Analytic Philosophy, Philosophy of Science
Published by: Великотърновски университет „Св. св. Кирил и Методий”
Keywords: Egotism; Altruism; Sociobiology; Social Organization.

Summary/Abstract: The paper presents a critical analysis of some basic assumptions in sociobiology. Its main hypothesis is disputed that altruism is in fact just a form of egotism. Critique reveals the internal inconsistency as well as the methodological unfeasibility of the hypothesis. On that basis, the idea is supported that the egotism – altruism opposition is a false dilemma. Social organisation presupposes primary transindividual relationship the features of which are also subject of examination.

  • Issue Year: 26/2018
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 299-315
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Bulgarian