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Trust within Reason By Martin Hollis

Trust within Reason
by Martin Hollis

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In this study Martin Hollis argues for an interpretation of 'reason' as putting the common good before one's own. 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.
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Trust within Reason by Martin Hollis

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.

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Trust within Reason 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

Table of Contents


1. The paradox of trust; 2. The perils of prudence; 3. The centipede's sting; 4. A remedy in the judgement and understanding? 5. Fairness and morality; 6. All in the game; 7. The bond of society; 8. Trust in the light of reason.

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GOR004513990
Trust within Reason by Martin Hollis
Martin Hollis
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1998-03-05
180
052158681X
9780521586818
N/A
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