1st Edition

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

By Sheela Pawar Copyright 2009
    184 Pages
    by Routledge

    182 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

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


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