Women Versus Nice Men
Webcast Q&A: 9 January 2011, Question 1
I answered a question on women versus nice men on 9 January 2011. You can listen to or download the podcast of just this question below – or check out the whole episode of Philosophy in Action Radio.
Why do you think most women typically have disdain for men who are 'too nice'?
My Answer, In Brief: The distinction between nice or not is not a fundamental character trait. It's largely a matter of style, and its value is wholly dependent on a person's moral character. If a person is a rational egoist, then he can be strong-willed in pursuit of his values, yet also respectful of the facts and of other people.
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