Failures of Rationality Über Alles 1: Altruism (via WhizDumb)

Nice discussion of Altruism. Be sure to check out the comments below.

LessWrong begins its Altruism page with the standard definition "Actions undertaken for the benefit of other people."  Unfortunately, it then immediately banishes it to the realm of the self-defeating and nonsensical by continuing "If you do something to feel good about helping people, or even to be a better person in some spiritual sense, it isn't truly altruism." Any person with sufficient understanding of the current state of affairs on Planet … Read More

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