Trust within Reason

Trust within Reason

by Martin Hollis
     
 

ISBN-10: 052158681X

ISBN-13: 9780521586818

Pub. Date: 03/28/1998

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Does trust grow fragile when people are too rational or when they are not rational enough? Both thoughts are plausible. Which is right depends on how we define "reason." Martin Hollis' elegant and distinctive study argues for an interpretation of "reason" as putting the common good before one's own. This offers a universal reciprocity to people who then choose what

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Overview

Does trust grow fragile when people are too rational or when they are not rational enough? Both thoughts are plausible. Which is right depends on how we define "reason." Martin Hollis' elegant and distinctive study argues for an interpretation of "reason" as putting the common good before one's own. This offers a universal reciprocity to people who then choose what reason shall mean for them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521586818
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
170
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

1. The paradox of trust; 2. The perils of prudence; 3. The centipede's sting; 4. A remedy in the judgement and understanding? 5. Fairness and morality; 6. All in the game; 7. The bond of society; 8. Trust in the light of reason.

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