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October 08, 2004

Light blogging--Gratitude

My blogging will be light this couple of days, since I'm busy with a conference. I'm presenting a paper on gratitude-- on what response people should have to unrequested favors. I think there are three basic scenarios to consider:

1. Purely altruistic favors. These will be given even if totally unrecognized.

2. Purely selfish favors. These are given only if some material compensation is expected.

3. Semi-altruistic favors. These are given in the expectation of receiving the goodwill or esteem of the recipient.
More another time.

Posted by erasmuse at October 8, 2004 09:06 AM

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