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Description - Do Unto Others by Samuel P. Oliner

Explores what gives an individual a sense of social responsibility, what leads to the development of care and compassion, and what it means to put the welfare of others ahead of one's own Having been saved himself from the Nazis at the age of 16, as the result of one non-Jewish family's altruism. Oliner has made a lifelong study of the nature of altruism. Weaving together moving personal testimony and years of observation, Oliner makes sense of the factors that elicit altruistic behaviour - exceptional acts by ordinary people in ordinary times.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780813342870
ISBN-10: 0813342872
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Samuel P. Oliner

Samuel P. Oliner is emeritus professor of sociology at Humboldt State University and founder-director of the university's Altruistic Personality and Prosocial Behaviour Institute.

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