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Altruism

The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World

By Matthieu Ricard
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Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World by Matthieu Ricard

Altruism (2015) examines our need to care for others, a compulsion that is essential in both humans and animals. These blinks explain how and why caregivers do what they do through the lens of philosophy, economics and evolutionary theory.

  • Professional caregivers or anyone who spends time caring for others
  • Psychologists, family counselors and therapists
  • People interested in social justice

Matthieu Ricard, born in Aix-les-Bains, France, is a Buddhist monk practicing in the Tibetan tradition and is the Dalai Lama’s French translator. He originally studied molecular biology; today he is a bestselling author and spiritual leader working to integrate science and spirituality.

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