Understanding and Misunderstanding Trust

Robert C. Solomon and Fernando Flores

in Building Trust

Published in print April 2003 | ISBN: 9780195161113
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199869220 | DOI:
 Understanding and Misunderstanding Trust

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How we think about trust (confusing it, for example, with total control, with “blind” or “simple” trust, or with reliance, risk and probability) makes trust possible or more difficult or even impossible. Simple trust is naïve trust. Blind trust is self‐deceived trust. Both are much less than authentic trust.

Keywords: blind trust; competence; reliance; simple trust; trust

Chapter.  13777 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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