Example sentences for: altruistic

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

  • Laibson argues that we can be imperfectly altruistic toward ourselves.

  • "Kin selection" accounts for the evolution of altruistic impulses toward close relatives.

  • If Ray cared only about his own future happiness (or, to put it another way, if Ray were perfectly altruistic toward his future self), then you could fairly accuse him of inconsistency: Limiting your choices can't make you happier.

  • So this past holiday season, as you rushed to buy presents for your kids or your siblings or your nieces or nephews, impelled by "selfishly" altruistic genes, you were operating under flawed Darwinian logic.

  • Nobody doubts that we are imperfectly altruistic toward others.


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