Trust within Reason
By (author) Martin Hollis
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Trust within Reason by Martin Hollis
Book DescriptionSome 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521583466
(216mm x 138mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 5-Mar-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Martin Hollis
Models of Man, Hardback (October 2015)
This classic book is Martin Hollis's influential rationalist account and exploration of human action and identity.
Rational Economic Man, Paperback (February 2007)
Discusses the alliance between economics and philosophy.
Pluralism and Liberal Neutrality, Paperback (February 1999)
This book explores the crisis of liberalism, as located in the liberal claim to endorse a set of neutral procedures that allow individuals and groups to pursue their own good.
Invitation to Philosophy, Paperback (August 1997)» View all books by Martin Hollis
aeo New edition of a classic introduction to philosophy. aeo Covers key philosophical questions such as free choice, appearance and reality, rationality, morality, other minds. aeo Widely respected student text written by a first--rate philosopher.
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