A Word for the Necessity of Trust

Mauvaise Foi • (mō-vez-fwä) • phrase Definition: Bad Faith Origin: French In Being and Nothingness, French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre introduced the world to a new understanding of mauvaise foi or “bad faith.” Most of us are aware of bad faith in the conventional sense. If you interact with another person and they lie or deceive you, then that person is engaging in bad faith and we are encouraged to not interact with them. The phrase “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me,” speaks to this expectation.

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