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Trust within Reason - Martin Hollis

Trust within Reason


Published: 13th March 1998
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Does trust grow fragile when people are too rational or when they are not rational enough? Both thoughts are plausible. Which is right depends on how we define "reason." Martin Hollis' elegant and distinctive study argues for an interpretation of "reason" as putting the common good before one's own. This offers a universal reciprocity to people who then choose what reason shall mean for them.

"[this] book provides a wonderfully clear and entertaining exposition of variants of [the] theme [of] The Prisoner's Dilemma." Judith Baker, Ethics "Hollis has produced an energetic and interesting book." Mark Owen Webb, Philosophy in Review

The paradox of trust
The perils of prudence
The centipedeƆs sting
A remedy in the judgement and understanding?
Fairness and morality
All in the game
The bond of society
Trust in the light of reason
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ISBN: 9780521583466
ISBN-10: 0521583462
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: 13th March 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.38