Readership: General readers interested in the topic, along with students and researchers in each of the many disciplines which discuss trust - epistemology, ethics, anthropology, economics, sociology, psychology, and biology.
Katherine Hawley, Professor of Philosophy, University of St Andrews
Katherine Hawley is Professor of Philosophy at the University of St Andrews and Head of the School of Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studies. She is the author of How Things Persist (OUP, 2001) and co-editor of Philosophy of Science Today (with Peter Clark, OUP, 2003).
Prologue: Trust and distrust at the breakfast table
1: What are trust and distrust?
2: Why trust and trustworthiness matter
3: Evolving trust and cooperation
4: Take the money and run
5: Honesty and dishonesty
6: Knowledge and expertise
7: Trust on the internet
8: Institutions, conspiracies, and nations
Afterword: The importance of being trustworthy