Example sentences for: altruism

How can you use “altruism” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • "Until now, we have always depended strictly on altruism."

  • In our species, the result of this evolutionary process seems to be a kin-directed altruism that is roughly proportional to the closeness of relatives.

  • If your altruism is imperfect, you can want your future self to throw a party (or to read a book or to forgo expensive medical care, or for that matter to save money or to quit smoking), even though you know your future self would prefer otherwise.

  • (This assumes, among other things, that these people have been reared in close enough proximity to these relatives to develop the emotional bonds that mediate kin-selected altruism.)

  • The second problem with the idea of some iron law correlating altruism with genetic relatedness--and thus correlating natural discord with genetic difference--is at least slightly more accessible.

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