The Philosophy of Trust

Oxford, GB: Oxford University Press (2017)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

Trust is central to our social lives. We know by trusting what others tell us. We act on that basis, and on the basis of trust in their promises and implicit commitments. So trust underpins both epistemic and practical cooperation and is key to philosophical debates on the conditions of its possibility. It is difficult to overstate the significance of these issues. On the practical side, discussions of cooperation address what makes society possible—of how it is that life is not a Hobbesian war of all against all. On the epistemic side, discussions of cooperation address what makes the pooling of knowledge possible—and so the edifice that is science. But trust is not merely central to our lives instrumentally; trusting relations are themselves of great value and, in trusting others, we realize distinctive forms of value. What are these forms of value, and how is trust central to our lives? These questions are explored and developed in this volume, which collects fifteen new essays on the philosophy of trust. They develop and extend existing philosophical discussion of trust and will provide a reference point for future work on trust.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 89,654

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Deciding to Trust.Benjamin McMyler - 2017 - In Paul Faulkner & Thomas W. Simpson (eds.), The Philosophy of Trust. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. pp. 161-176.
Testimony, Trust, and Authority.Benjamin McMyler - 2011 - , US: Oxford University Press.
Trust.Carolyn McLeod - 2020 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Puzzles about Trust.Doran Smolkin - 2008 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 46 (3):431-449.
Trust in Strangers, Trust in Friends.Jessica Miller - 2003 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 10 (1):17-22.
Creating Trust.Robert C. Solomon - 1998 - Business Ethics Quarterly 8 (2):205-232.
Trust: self-interest and the common good.Marek Kohn - 2008 - New York: Oxford University Press.
Recent Work on Trust and Tesimony.Benjamin McMyler & Adebayo Ogungbure - 2018 - American Philosophical Quarterly 55 (3):217-230.
Trust it!D. Z. Phillips - 1999 - Bijdragen 60 (4):380-392.
Faith and Trust.Benjamin W. McCraw - 2015 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 77 (2):141-158.
The Nature of Epistemic Trust.Benjamin W. McCraw - 2015 - Social Epistemology 29 (4):413-430.
Trust in scientific publishing.Harry Hummels & Hans E. Roosendaal - 2001 - Journal of Business Ethics 34 (2):87 - 100.

Analytics

Added to PP
2017-03-15

Downloads
8 (#1,126,522)

6 months
4 (#312,755)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author Profiles

Paul Faulkner
University of Sheffield
Thomas W. Simpson
Oxford University

Citations of this work

Trust.Carolyn McLeod - 2020 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
The Wages of Contempt.Stephen Darwall - 2023 - Emotion Review 15 (3):168-177.
Disagreement and Religion.Matthew A. Benton - 2021 - In Matthew A. Benton & Jonathan L. Kvanvig (eds.), Religious Disagreement and Pluralism. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 1-40.

View all 11 citations / Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references