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Panrelationism As the Ontological Basis of the Ethics of Altruism and Reciprocity

(Original title: Panrelacionizmus ako ontologický základ etiky altruizmu a reciprocity)
Filozofia, 2012, vol. 67, No 1, pp. 26-34.
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Abstract

The paper provides an account of the pragmatist philosophical conception of „panrelationism“ as the basis of the ethical theories of altruism and reciprocity. The author maintains that ethics is deeply rooted in ontology (metaphysics). The Deweyan concept of transaction is outlined as well. The author attempts to show that altruism is not necessarily only reciprocal. It demands as its supplement (at least) altruism without reciprocation.

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