Jane Austen and Altruism

Jane Austen and Altruism

Between those who are virtuous and good, the bond is perfect because they desire the good of one another and receive ... sort appear to be most frequently formed, the reason being that in old age people are more disposed to seek profit.

Author: Magdalen Ki

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000650617

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 306

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Jane Austen and Altruism identifies a compelling theme, namely, the view that Jane Austen propounds a rigorous, boundary-sensitive model of altruism that counters the human propensity to selfishness and promotes the culture of cooperation. In her days, altruism was commonly known as "benevolence", "charity," or "philanthropy", and these concepts overlap with Auguste Comte’s later definition of altruism as "otherism". This volume argues that Austen’s thinking co-opts the evolutionary idea that altruism is seldom truly pure, egoism cannot be eradicated, and boundless group altruism is not sustainable. However, given that she comes from a naval and clergy family, she witnesses the power of wartime patriotism, the Evangelical revival, the Regency culture of politeness, and the sentimental novels. In her novels, she locates human relationships along an altruism continuum that ranges from enlightened selfishness to pathological altruism. Unconditional love is hard to find, but empathy, kin altruism, reciprocal exchange, and group altruism are key to the formation of self-identity, family, community and the nation state.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Great Britain Germany and the Soviet Union

Great Britain  Germany  and the Soviet Union

The resulting fear of Soviet-German co-operation cast a long shadow over British foreign policy; this book traces its influence.

Author: Stephanie Salzmann

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9780861932603

Category: History

Page: 201

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Germany and the Soviet Union concluded the treaty of Rapallo together within five years of their defeat in the First World War. The resulting fear of Soviet-German co-operation cast a long shadow over British foreign policy; this book traces its influence.
Categories: History

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

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ISBN: UOM:39015066399786

Category: Chicago tribune

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Categories: Chicago tribune

The Second Baldwin Government and the United States 1924 1929

The Second Baldwin Government and the United States  1924 1929

A reassessment of Austen Chamberlain's conduct of Anglo-American relations.

Author: B. J. C. McKercher

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521258022

Category: History

Page: 271

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A reassessment of Austen Chamberlain's conduct of Anglo-American relations.
Categories: History

The Foreign Office and Foreign Policy 1919 1926

The Foreign Office and Foreign Policy  1919 1926

This volume is a first-rate tribute to the memory and accomplishments of Dr Maisel; the fact that it has been published is a tribute to all that is best in British academic life. English Historical Review.

Author: Ephraim Maisel

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015032143847

Category: History

Page: 323

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Foreword by Martin Gilbert CBE and Preface by Zara Steiner. The account of the parts played by the Foreign Office and Austen Chamberlain in the processes that led to the Locarno Pacts is probably the best now available Maisel offers an excellent account of the foreign policy achievements of Ramsay MacDonald and the first Labour government. This volume is a first-rate tribute to the memory and accomplishments of Dr Maisel; the fact that it has been published is a tribute to all that is best in British academic life. English Historical Review. The Foreign Office and Foreign Policy, 19191926 tells of the administrative changes of the post-war period and of the senior permanent officials, their personalities and cast of mind, who advised the foreign secretary and carried out his policies. The book goes beyond existing accounts of changes taking place after the Great War, and provides examples of the FO machine in action as seen from King Charles Street, and the uneasy relationship betw
Categories: History