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Reputation: What It Is and Why It Matters

Gloria Origgi

Abstract

Reputation touches almost everything, guiding our behavior and choices in countless ways. But it is also shrouded in mystery. Why is it so powerful when the criteria by which people and things are defined as good or bad often appear to be arbitrary? Why do we care so much about how others see us that we may even do irrational and harmful things to try to influence their opinion? The author of this book draws on philosophy, social psychology, sociology, economics, literature, and history to offer an illuminating account of an important yet oddly neglected subject. Filled with surprising insight ... More

Keywords: reputation, behaviour, choices, philosophy, social psychology, sociology, economics, literature, history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780691196329
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691196329.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gloria Origgi, author
French National Center for Scientific Reasearch