Trust is pervasive in our lives. Both our simplest actions – like buying a coffee, or crossing the street – as well as the functions of large collective institutions – like those of corporations and nation states – would not be possible without it. Yet only in the last several decades has trust started to receive focused attention from philosophers as a specific topic of investigation. The Routledge Handbook of Trust and Philosophy brings together 31 never-before published chapters, accessible for both students and researchers, created to cover the most salient topics in the various theories of trust. The Handbook is broken up into three sections:
I. What is Trust?
II. Whom to Trust?
III. Trust in Knowledge, Science, and Technology
The Handbook is preceded by a foreword by Maria Baghramian, an introduction by volume editor Judith Simon, and each chapter includes a bibliography and cross-references to other entries in the volume.
Table of Contents
Part I: What is Trust?
1. Questioning Trust Onora O’Neill
2. Trust and Trustworthiness Naomi Scheman
3. Trust and Distrust Jason D'Cruz
4. Trust and Epistemic Injustice José Medina
5. Trust and Epistemic Responsibility Karen Frost-Arnold
6. Trust and Authority Benjamin McMyler
7. Trust and Reputation Gloria Origgi
8 Trust and Reliance Sanford C. Goldberg
9. Trust and Belief Arnon Keren
10. Trust and Disagreement Klemens Kappel
11. Trust and Will Edward S. Hinchman
12. Trust and Emotion Bernd Lahno
13. Trust and Cooperation Susan Dimock
14. Trust and Game Theory Andreas Tutic & Thomas Voss
15. Trust: Perspectives in Sociology Karen S. Cook & Jessica S. Santana
16. Trust: Perspectives in Psychology Fabrice Clément
17. Trust: Perspectives in Cognitive Science Cristiano Castelfranchi & Rino Falcone
Part II: Whom to Trust?
18. Self-Trust Richard Foley
19. Interpersonal Trust Nancy Nyquist Potter
20. Trust in Institutions and Governance Mark Alfano & Nicole Huijts
21. Trust in Law Triantafyllos Gkouvas & Patricia Mindus
22. Trust in Economy Marc Cohen
23. Trust in Artificial Agents Frances Grodzinsky, Keith Miller & Marty J. Wolf
24. Trust in Robots John P. Sullins
Part III: Trust in Knowledge, Science, and Technology
25. Trust and Testimony Paul Faulkner
26. Trust and Distributed Epistemic Labor Boaz Miller & Ori Freiman
27. Trust in Science Kristina Rolin
28. Trust in Medicine Philip J. Nickel & Lily Frank
29. Trust and Food Biotechnology Franck L.B. Meijboom
30. Trust in Nanotechnology John Weckert & Sadjad Soltanzadeh
31. Trust and Information and Communication Technologies Charles M. Ess
Judith Simon is Full Professor for Ethics in Information Technologies at the Universität Hamburg, Germany, and member of the German Ethics Council.
"This terrific book provides an authoritative guide to recent philosophical work on trust, including its entanglements with justice and power. Excitingly, it also demonstrates how such work can engage deeply with urgent practical questions of trust in social institutions and emerging technologies. A major landmark for trust research within philosophy and beyond."
Katherine Hawley, St. Andrews University
"This Handbook contains insightful analyses of a variety of pressing issues about trust. There are nuanced assessments of the impact of sociopolitical biases on trust, interesting discussions about the interrelation between trust and technology, and careful reflections on people’s trust – and distrust – in experts, institutions, and office-holders. All the while, the volume covers perennial problems about trust in philosophy. It’s a must-read both for people who are new to this literature and for those who’ve long been acquainted with it."
Carolyn McLeod, Western University, Canada
"Trust is a key issue in all parts of social life, including politics, science, everyday interaction, or family life. Accordingly, there is a vast literature on the topic. Unfortunately, this literature is distributed over many disciplines. Significant advances in one field take years if not decades to reach other fields. This important anthology breaks down these barriers and allows for fruitful and efficient exchange of results across all specializations. It is timely, well done and original. It will be required reading for specialists and students for the next decade."
Martin Kusch, University of Vienna