The Components of Rational Trust

  • Maj Tuomela
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Abstract

An analysis of rational social normative trust will be presented below which purports to explicate rational trust by analyzing the mental states that this attitude consists of.1 More precisely, it provides necessary and jointly sufficient conditions for a person to rationally trust that another person will perform a specific action. It also specifies “the right context” for trust. These “minimal conditions” for rational trusting will then be defended.2 This work does not explore the deeper meaning of trust, or what it means to put one’s fortune in another person’s hands, expecting to be received in a good-willed manner.3

Keywords

Predictive Reliance Rational Trust Rational Reason Social Commitment Dependent Person 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maj Tuomela
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  1. 1.University of HelsinkiFinland

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