Religion creates community, community creates altruism and altruism turns us away from self and towards the common good. Altruism is a traditional virtue in many cultures and a core aspect of various religious traditions.a. Is any altruistic action always at the expense of the self and is synonymous to self-negation?b. Some philosophers and scientists argue that there is no such thing as true altruism. Give your opinion on the same.

Question for UPSC Mains:
Religion creates community, community creates altruism and altruism turns us away from self and towards the common good. Altruism is a traditional virtue in many cultures and a core aspect of various religious traditions. a. Is any altruistic action always at the expense of the self and is synonymous to self-negation? b. Some philosophers and scientists argue that there is no such thing as true altruism. Give your opinion on the same. {150 words, 10 marks}

Published: September 22, 2017 | Modified:June 27, 2019

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