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Emotional Amoral Egoism

‘In this shifting context, a clear, scientifically-based account of human nature is crucial to theorizing and developing policy.’

On 28 February, Professor Nayef Al-Rodhan, Head of Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), was published on E-International Relations for his article on ‘Emotional Amoral Egoism and its Implications for Understanding Conflicts.’ It discusses neuroscience, the reappraisal of emotions, introduces the concept of Emotional Amoral Egoism, and poses questions around dignity-based governance.

Al-Rodhan states, ‘Neuroscience suggests that dignity, more so than freedom (and democracy), is the most profound and pervasive of human needs.’

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