Trust within Reason

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$30.59
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $21.98
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 35%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (6) from $21.98   
  • New (4) from $21.98   
  • Used (2) from $39.37   

Overview

Does trust grow fragile when people are too rational or when they are not rational enough? Both thoughts are plausible. The first upholds local values against reason. The second argues that rational people can trust and be trusted. Which is right turns on how we define 'reason'. Martin Hollis 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.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"[this] book provides a wonderfully clear and entertaining exposition of variants of [the] theme [of] The Prisoner's Dilemma." Judith Baker, Ethics

"Hollis has produced an energetic and interesting book." Mark Owen Webb, Philosophy in Review

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521586818
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 170
  • Product dimensions: 5.43 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 The paradox of trust 1
Truth, virtue and happiness 5
The problem of trust 9
The Enlightenment Trail 13
Promises, promises: nature's paradoxical task 18
2 The perils of prudence 26
Plan of the book 26
Fear 29
Sympathy 37
3 The centipede's sting 44
Three views about moral psychology 47
Centipedes and backward induction 54
Conclusion: prudence in peril 60
4 A remedy in the judgement and understanding? 63
Perils of strategic choice 66
Impartiality and fairness 71
5 Fairness and morality 82
Playing fair with Kant 84
Contractarians 91
Morality in trust 98
6 All in the game 105
Prelude: Enlightenment football 106
The games of social life 110
Reason and obligation 117
7 The bond of society 126
Problems of coordination 128
Trust in miniature: teamwork 137
8 Trust in the light of reason 143
Reciprocity 144
'A remarkable change in man' 150
The moral and political sciences 154
Citizens of the world? 159
Bibliography 164
Index 169
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)