, Volume 35, Issue 1, pp 253–266

The Semantics of Untrustworthiness


DOI: 10.1007/s11245-013-9227-2

Cite this article as:
Primiero, G. & Kosolosky, L. Topoi (2016) 35: 253. doi:10.1007/s11245-013-9227-2


We offer a formal treatment of the semantics of both complete and incomplete mistrustful or distrustful information transmissions. The semantics of such relations is analysed in view of rules that define the behaviour of a receiving agent. We justify this approach in view of human agent communications and secure system design. We further specify some properties of such relations.


Trust Mis- and Distrust Information Transmission Expertise Secure System Design 

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceMiddlesex UniversityLondonUK
  2. 2.Centre for Logic and Philosophy of ScienceGhent UniversityGhentBelgium

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