Trusting Relationships and the Ethics of Interpersonal Action

Authors
Abstract
Trust has generally been understood as an intentional mental phenomenon that one party has towards another party with respect to some object of value for the truster. In the landmark work of Annette Baier, this trust is described as a three-place predicate: A entrusts B with the care of C, such that B has discretionary powers in caring for C. In this paper we propose that, within the context of thick interpersonal relationships, trust manifests in a different way: as a property of the relationship itself. We argue that this conceptualization has important implications for the debate over the ethics of interpersonal interventions. In particular, when trust is understood in this way, actions that would otherwise be deemed morally troubling may be permissible, or even morally desirable, on account of their role in strengthening trusting relationships.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1080/09672559.2018.1450081
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 35,445
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Trust and Antitrust.Annette Baier - 1986 - Ethics 96 (2):231-260.
Trust as an Affective Attitude.Karen Jones - 1996 - Ethics 107 (1):4-25.
Trust and Power.Niklas Luhmann - 1982 - Studies in Soviet Thought 23 (3):266-270.
The Empowering Theory of Trust.Victoria McGeer & Philip Pettit - 2017 - In Paul Faulkner & Thomas W. Simpson (eds.), The Philosophy of Trust. Oxford University Press. pp. 14-34.

View all 9 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Relational Autonomy, Paternalism, and Maternalism.Laura Specker Sullivan & Fay Niker - 2018 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 21 (3):649-667.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Institutional Trust: A Less Demanding Form of Trust?Bernd Lahno - 2001 - Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios Avanzados 15:19-58.
Kinship and Intimacy.Hugh LaFollette - 2017 - Nordic Journal of Applied Ethics 11 (1):33-40.
The Attitude of Trust is Basic.Paul Faulkner - 2015 - Analysis 75 (3):424-429.
Interpersonal Responsibilities and Communicative Intentions.Antonella Carassa & Marco Colombetti - 2014 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 13 (1):145-159.
Trust and Fiduciary Law.Matthew Harding - 2013 - Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 33 (1):81-102.
Moral Hazards on the Road to the “Virtual” Corporation.Norman E. Bowie - 1998 - Business Ethics Quarterly 8 (2):273-292.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2018-03-22

Total downloads
10 ( #519,723 of 2,285,003 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
6 ( #77,938 of 2,285,003 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature