The Nature of Deceit

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Everybody has told a lie or two at some point in their lives. But what about lying to yourself? Rutgers Professor Robert Trivers joins us to discuss his new book, "The Folly of Fools: The Logic of Deceit and Self-Deception in Human Life."

Trivers examines the pervasiveness of self-deception, the evolutionary roots of lying and the effect of deceit on everyday life.

Guests:

Robert Trivers, professor of anthropology and biological sciences at Rutgers University and author of "The Folly of Fools: The Logic of Deceit and Self-Deception in Human Life"

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