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Strangers Drowning: Grappling with impossible idealism, drastic choices, and the overpowering urge to help

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"What does it mean to devote yourself wholly to helping others? Larissa MacFarquhar seeks out people living lives of extreme ethical commitment and tells their deeply intimate stories. Between these she threads a lively history of the literature, philosophy, social science, and self-help ... in Western culture. Through its sympathetic and beautifully vivid storytelling, this book confronts us with fundamental questions about what it means to be human."--provided by publisher.
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subject_facetAltruism
Conduct of life
Ethics
Helping behavior
Virtue
title_displayStrangers Drowning : Grappling with impossible idealism, drastic choices, and the overpowering urge to help
title_fullStrangers Drowning : Grappling with impossible idealism, drastic choices, and the overpowering urge to help / Larissa Macfarquhar
Strangers Drowning Grappling with Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Overpowering Urge to Help
title_shortStrangers Drowning
title_subGrappling with impossible idealism, drastic choices, and the overpowering urge to help
topic_facetAltruism
Conduct of life
Ethics
Helping behavior
Nonfiction
Philosophy
Psychology
Sociology
Virtue