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Trust : The Moral Importance of an Emotional Attitude Jessica

  title={Trust : The Moral Importance of an Emotional Attitude Jessica},
  author={J. Miller and A. Baier},
Annette Baier has recently pointed to the ‘strange silence’ of mainstream moral philosophy on the topic of trust. In my view, this neglect has a very definite source: the tendency to assume that trustworthiness is the real moral good, and that trust is at best a necessary evil in a world of less-than-fully-trustworthy people. Russell Hardin makes a representative remark when he writes that ‘trust by itself... constitutes nothing. ... without [trustworthiness], there is no value in trust… Expand


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