Trust: A Very Short Introduction by Katherine Hawley

Trust: A Very Short Introduction

byKatherine Hawley

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Trust is indispensable, yet it can be dangerous. Without trusting others, we cannot function in society, or even stay alive for very long, but being overly-trustful can be a bad strategy too. Trust is pragmatic, but it also has a moral dimension: trustworthiness is a virtue, and well-placedtrust benefits us all. In this Very Short Introduction, Katherine Hawley explores the key ideas about trust and distrust. Considerings questions such as "Why do we value trust?" and "Why do we want to be trusted rather than distrusted?", Hawley raises issues about the importance of trust in both the personal and publicspheres, including family and relationships as well as politics and society.

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Katherine Hawley is Professor of Philosophy at the University of St Andrews and Head of the School of Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studies. She is the author of How Things Persist (OUP, 2001) and co-editor of Philosophy of Science Today (with Peter Clark, OUP, 2003).
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Title:Trust: A Very Short IntroductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0 inPublished:August 17, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Prologue: Trust and distrust at the breakfast table1. What are trust and distrust?2. Why trust and trustworthiness matter3. Evolving trust and cooperation4. Take the money and run5. Honesty and dishonesty6. Knowledge and expertise7. Trust on the internet8. Institutions, conspiracies, and nationsAfterword: The importance of being trustworthyReferencesFurther reading