Trust, Ethics and Human Reason

Trust, Ethics and Human Reason


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441184870
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 11/19/2015
Series: Bloomsbury Ethics Series
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 911,617
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Olli Lagerspetz is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Åbo Academy, Finland.

Table of Contents


1 Trust and our worries with it
Trust and reason: Friends or foes?
On how to write about what trust 'is'
The need for reflexivity
Current issues
Trust and reliance
Normative and non-normative conceptions of trust
What happens next?

2 Trust and Hobbesian reason
The Hobbesian dilemma
Trust as risk management
A game-theoretic solution
Critique of game theory: The need for a social framework
Trustworthiness and encapsulated interests
Is this trust? – A caveat
Trust and strategic reason, and where to go from here
The metaphysics of interests

3 Vulnerability and entrusting
Baier's ambiguous critique of rationalism
The theory of trust as entrusting
Entrusting and simple trust
Factual and ethical vulnerability
The notion of possibility
Vulnerability revisited
A Novel from the 21st Century
Trusting and being trusted

4 The time dimension
Methodological timelessness
Prisoners' Dilemma revisited
Timelessness in non-formal treatments of trust
Assessing probability
Trust as an interpretative activity
Normality in ongoing interaction
Methodological timelessness and methodological individualism

5 'Trust' as an organizing tool
Is trust a psychological state?
The 'dys-appearance' of trust
First- and third-person perspectives
The need for challenge

6 Communication, truthfulness, trust
Communication as manipulation and mindreading
The testimony debate
The norm of truthfulness
Løgstrup: Trust in conversation
'Image' vs real presence
The place of 'trust' in different ideas of language

7 Basic trust
Trust as a response to scepticism
A self-deception theory of basic trust
Paranoia and scepticism
'The substratum of all my enquiring and asserting'
Meeting the other in trust: Weil and Løgstrup
Ideas of basic trust in context

8 Conclusions

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