La emergencia del altruismo real a través de las emociones

Saga 01/2008;


Abstract (The Emergence of Real Altruism Through Emotions): In this essay I attempt to
show how selfish individuals are capable of truly altruistic behavior, taking into account
both the cooperative interactions and the evolution of emotive mechanisms. Against the
common conception, even among philosophers, I fence arguments that point out the
existence of conceptual abilities previous to emotive ones, as necessary for any kind of
recognition of individuals (condition of existence of multiple cooperative interactions),
as well as a condition for the others. I try to prove that all individuals who follow natural
selection must possess some type of conceptual ability which guides their behavior.
Also, I prove the fact that this ability is not fundamentally different from the ability to
act following mere patterns.

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