Being Pragmatic about Trust

In Paul Faulkner & Thomas Simpson (eds.), The Philosophy of Trust. Oxford University Press. pp. 195-213 (2017)
  Copy   BIBTEX


Trust should be able to explain cooperation, and its failure should help explain the emergence of cooperation-enabling institutions. This proposed methodological constraint on theorizing about trust, when satisfied, can then be used to differentiate theories of trust with some being able to explain cooperation more generally and effectively than others. Unrestricted views of trust, which take trust to be no more than the disposition to rely on others, fare well compared to restrictive views, which require the trusting person to have some further attitude in addition to this disposition. The same methodological constraint also favours some restrictive views over others.



External links

  • This entry has no external links. Add one.
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Grammatica Van het vertrouwen.Herman De Dijn - 1992 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 54 (2):214-237.
Trust in(g) Eric.Bernard S. Jackson - 2013 - In De Oliveira A. C. (ed.), As interações sensíveis: Ensaios de sociossemiótica a partir da obra de Eric Landowski. Editions Estação das Letras e Cores e Editora CPS. pp. 81-100.
The Street-Level Epistemology of Trust.Russell Hardin - 1992 - Analyse & Kritik 14 (2):152-176.
Trust.Carolyn McLeod - 2020 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Trust, relevance, and arguments.Fabio Paglieri & Cristiano Castelfranchi - 2014 - Argument and Computation 5 (2-3):216-236.
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.
Trust it!D. Z. Phillips - 1999 - Bijdragen 60 (4):380-392.
Trust and testimony.Philip J. Nickel - 2012 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 93 (3):301-316.


Added to PP

440 (#46,377)

6 months
113 (#39,800)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Philip J. Nickel
Eindhoven University of Technology

References found in this work

Signals: Evolution, Learning, and Information.Brian Skyrms - 2010 - Oxford, GB: Oxford University Press.
Trust as an affective attitude.Karen Jones - 1996 - Ethics 107 (1):4-25.
The reasons of trust.Pamela Hieronymi - 2008 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 86 (2):213 – 236.

View all 20 references / Add more references