1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Trust and Philosophy

Edited By Judith Simon Copyright 2020
    454 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    454 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    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