Trust, Cooperation, and Human Psychology

Simon Blackburn

in Practical Tortoise Raising

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780199548057
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191594953 | DOI:
Trust, Cooperation, and Human Psychology

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This chapter argues for a minimal theory of trust beginning with simple reliance, describing the psychological and social forces that translate this into relationships of trust. It tackles the difficult question of deciding to trust someone, and its relation to what is often declared impossible, which is deciding to believe, and associates each with letting oneself be seduced by a story.

Keywords: trust; cooperation; belief; reliance; story

Chapter.  8375 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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