1st Edition

Trusting Others, Trusting God
Concepts of Belief, Faith and Rationality

ISBN 9780754640523
Published October 28, 2009 by Routledge
182 Pages

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Book Description

Trusting Others, Trusting God is an investigation of the concepts of moral and religious trust. The question of why or how it is rational to trust anyone has been the typical focus of philosophers, with an underlying assumption that trust must be justified. In most cases, trust (even - or perhaps especially religious trust) is portrayed as irrational. Sheela Pawar argues that a grammatical investigation of the concept of trust can help rectify this mistreatment.

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Trust, rationality and utility; Religious trust and utility; Trusting others; suspicion; Trust and primitive reactions; Faith; Secular trust; Bibliography; Index.

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Sheela Pawar is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at California State University, Dominguez Hills, California, USA