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The Resource Virtuous giving : philanthropy, voluntary service, and caring, Mike W. Martin

Virtuous giving : philanthropy, voluntary service, and caring, Mike W. Martin

Label
Virtuous giving : philanthropy, voluntary service, and caring
Title
Virtuous giving
Title remainder
philanthropy, voluntary service, and caring
Statement of responsibility
Mike W. Martin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Philosophers have neglected philanthropy, dealing with it piecemeal or to illustrate abstract moral principles. Writing for the general reader, Mike W. Martin explores the philosophic basis of virtuous giving. After developing a unifying conception of philanthropy, Martin investigates a number of important questions. Does philanthropy express certain virtues? If so, what is their role? Is there a responsibility to engage in philanthropic activity? Do motives matter?
  • How might philanthropy make a contribution to self-fulfillment? Martin's book will be welcome reading for anyone who has pondered what caring and giving mean for a good society
  • Most philanthropy occurs through participation in social activities such as donating blood, contributing to hunger relief, or volunteering in hospitals or museums. When guided by the virtues, these actions further our ideals for communities by expressing our vision of a good society. In Martin's view, these philanthropic virtues are many, among them generosity and compassion, courage and conscientiousness, faith and fairness, wisdom and moral creativity
  • Martin also identifies philanthropic responsibilities. Some derive from the duty of mutual aid to help people in life-threatening situations, others from the requirement of reciprocity, and still others from personal commitments to higher ideals. Most human actions have multiple motives, and philanthropy is no exception. But Martin notes that admixtures of self-interest in giving need not be objectionable and may even be desirable in strengthening our efforts to help
  • He acknowledges that philanthropy breeds paradoxes: in giving we receive; self-surrender to good causes is liberating; we find ourselves by losing ourselves in service to others. Though easily abused as rationalizations for exploiting people, these paradoxes contain insights into how virtuous giving can promote self-fulfillment
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digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Martin, Mike W.
Dewey number
361.7/4
Index
index present
LC call number
HV25
LC item number
.M37 1994eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Philanthropic studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Philanthropists
  • Charity
  • Voluntarism
  • Caring
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Caring
  • Charity
  • Philanthropists
  • Voluntarism
  • Philanthropie
  • Wohltätigkeit
Label
Virtuous giving : philanthropy, voluntary service, and caring, Mike W. Martin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-218) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Giving with Care. Philosophy of Philanthropy. Scope of Philanthropy. Practices and Virtues. Caring within Communities -- 2. Virtues in Giving. Benevolence. Justice and Reciprocity. Enlightened Cherishing. Respect for Persons. Self-Direction. Moral Leadership -- 3. Responsibilities to Help. Responding to Need. Giving Something Back. Personal Callings. Professional Ideals. Discretion and Good Judgment -- 4. Respect for Autonomy. Freedom to Harm. Tyranny of Gifts. Manipulation of Givers. Exploitation of Women. Incentives to Give -- 5. Mixed Motives. Diverse Motives in Unified Lives. Results and Reasons. Psychological Egoism. Cynicism. Purity of Heart -- 6. Paradoxes of Self-Fulfillment. Self-Development and Self-Sacrifice. Freedom and Self-Surrender. Happiness and Self-Forgetfulness. Meaning and Selflessness. Ambiguity and Faith in a Life of Service
Control code
45730414
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 224 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585225777
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45730414
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Virtuous giving : philanthropy, voluntary service, and caring, Mike W. Martin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-218) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Giving with Care. Philosophy of Philanthropy. Scope of Philanthropy. Practices and Virtues. Caring within Communities -- 2. Virtues in Giving. Benevolence. Justice and Reciprocity. Enlightened Cherishing. Respect for Persons. Self-Direction. Moral Leadership -- 3. Responsibilities to Help. Responding to Need. Giving Something Back. Personal Callings. Professional Ideals. Discretion and Good Judgment -- 4. Respect for Autonomy. Freedom to Harm. Tyranny of Gifts. Manipulation of Givers. Exploitation of Women. Incentives to Give -- 5. Mixed Motives. Diverse Motives in Unified Lives. Results and Reasons. Psychological Egoism. Cynicism. Purity of Heart -- 6. Paradoxes of Self-Fulfillment. Self-Development and Self-Sacrifice. Freedom and Self-Surrender. Happiness and Self-Forgetfulness. Meaning and Selflessness. Ambiguity and Faith in a Life of Service
Control code
45730414
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 224 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585225777
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45730414
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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