Trust within Reason (Hardback)
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Trust within Reason (Hardback)

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Hardback 180 Pages / Published: 05/03/1998
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Some philosophers hold that trust grows fragile when people become too rational. They advocate a retreat from reason and a return to local, traditional values. Others hold that truly rational people are both trusting and trustworthy. Everything hinges on what we mean by 'reason' and 'rational'. If these are understood in an egocentric, instrumental fashion, then they are indeed incompatible with trust. With the help of game theory, Martin Hollis argues against that narrow definition and in favour of a richer, deeper notion of reason founded on reciprocity and the pursuit of the common good. Within that framework he reconstructs the Enlightenment idea of citizens of the world, rationally encountering, and at the same time finding their identity in, their multiple commitments to communities both local and universal.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521583466
Number of pages: 180
Weight: 380 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 14 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"[this] book provides a wonderfully clear and entertaining exposition of variants of [the] theme [of] The Prisoner's Dilemma." Judith Baker, Ethics
"Hollis has produced an energetic and interesting book." Mark Owen Webb, Philosophy in Review

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