April 26, 2015

A selfish justification for altruism (poster)

Next week I’m presenting a philosophy paper I wrote about altruism (see previous post) in a conference at Tel-Hai college! Alexandra, my girlfriend, came up with the idea (and executed it on Photoshop). The triangle represent the main 3 concepts in the paper: altruism, autonomy and well-being. Through those triangles (concepts) the image (life) looks sharper. I’d Love to hear you’re opinion on it.

April 25, 2015

A selfish justification for altruism

During college I was lucky enough to get my parents old car. Driving to college was much nicer than using public transportation or hitchhiking. Considering I didn’t buy the car myself, and the fact that I used to hitchhike before I got one, I had an ambivalent feeling towards picking other hitchhikers. On the one hand I totally identified with their need, and on the other, sometimes I just didn’t feel like picking up a stranger. Read more

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