Speaker: Michael E. Nielsen

Countering Cynicism

Countering Cynicism ‘Why do people do what they do?” One common position with regard to this question is “cynicism,” a belief that the basic motivation for actions is selfishness. Cynics often fail to believe in the sincerity of any position, and they doubt people are basically good. “Misanthropes” go one step further, distrusting people generally. …

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