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What is altruism?

In the Principled Innovation framework, altruism forms a critical bridge between empathizing with individuals and building a just society. This short video defines altruism, situating this disposition within the moral asset of empathy and explaining its relationship to social collaboration.


   2 minutes

   By: McCombs School of Business

   K-12 educators | Lifelong learners

Making connections:

Principled Innovation asks us to work with others and recognize the limits of our own knowledge so that we can better understand and tackle the complex issues our communities face.

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