But how can you believe something doesn't exist when you don't have a definition of it?inriHow can I possibly 'define' what a 'selfless act' is, when I don't believe that it exists??
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Would that not depend on how you defines selfless in the first place?In order for an act to be called 'selfless' is would have to be committed completely free from motive of any kind....this is impossible.
Well actually the truth is I am just pissing you about . sorry about thatIm confused as to why you keep thinking that i'm saying that people committ 'selfless acts"...
.I agree that people sometimes commit 'seemingly kind acts' - that will bring benefit to another as well as to themselves.
What you have shown is that calling altruism a selfless act is just nonsense. The better definition is as you have said "a seemingly kind act" or as Comte later put it "Loving others as oneself".