Trust, Ethics and Human Reason

2016.05.14 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Olli Lagerspetz, Trust, Ethics and Human Reason, Bloomsbury, 2015, 205pp., $34.95 (pbk), ISBN 9781441184870. Reviewed by
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2016.05.14 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Olli Lagerspetz, Trust, Ethics and Human Reason, Bloomsbury, 2015, 205pp., $34.95 (pbk), ISBN 9781441184870. Reviewed by Paul Faulkner, University of Sheffield Olli Lagerspetz's book has two stated aims: "to present a general outline of the philosophical trust debate" (5) and "to develop a view that does justice to interpersonal dependence and trust as central aspects of reason itself" (5). To the first end the book's seven chapters discuss various issues that have been raised in the philosophical debate on trust, which include the analysis of trust, the place of trust in accounts of cooperation, including game-theoretical conceptions of this, the social place of generalized or basic trust, and the role of trust in the epistemology of testimony. With respect to the second end, there is no chapter devoted to presenting Lagerspetz's positive view, rather this view simply emerges from his criticism of the. . .

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