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Humphrey, 1997. Social Research 64(3):199-209

Varieties of Altruism---and the Common Ground Between Them
Nicholas Humphrey

Social Research: An International Quarterly
The New Capitalism
Arien Mack, Editor

Volume 64, No. 3 (Fall 1997): 199:209

ABSTRACT: This article examines several varieties of altruism and the common ground between them. The free gift of help to a relative, or the exchange of help between friends have been considered biologically, conceptually and even morally distinct. Altruistic behavior is defined as behavior occurring specifically between individuals who are not closely related. The term reciprocal altruism is considered to involve some degree of kin selection. Individuals who observe such kind of altruism might be able to recognize one another by the very fact that they both tend to behave altruistically towards someone else, which in principle would allow them to promote their own genetic interests as altruists by selectively...
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