© 1998

Trust: The Tacit Demand


Part of the Library of Ethics and Applied Philosophy book series (LOET, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Olli Lagerspetz
    Pages 1-13
  3. Olli Lagerspetz
    Pages 14-27
  4. Olli Lagerspetz
    Pages 28-47
  5. Olli Lagerspetz
    Pages 48-64
  6. Olli Lagerspetz
    Pages 65-85
  7. Olli Lagerspetz
    Pages 86-103
  8. Olli Lagerspetz
    Pages 104-131
  9. Olli Lagerspetz
    Pages 132-148
  10. Olli Lagerspetz
    Pages 149-164
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 165-177

About this book


Even though several branches of philosophy meet in the notion of trust, it has nevertheless been largely neglected by mainstream philosophy. Arguably, most existing analyses fail to give a just account of the reality of human experience. The author believes that this is not a coincidence but symptomatic of the irrelevance of received ideas of rationality for crucial areas of human agency. `Individualist' approaches, he argues, can be accused precisely of ignoring fundamental questions about the nature of the individual.
Expanding on the works of Wittgenstein, Winch, and others, in Trust: The Tacit Demand the author demonstrates the conceptual significance of our dependence on others. The discussion stretches over philosophical psychology, epistemology, political philosophy and moral philosophy. The book may be of interest to anyone in philosophy, psychology or the social sciences.


Moral epistemology morality nature philosophy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.The University of Wales at SwanseaUK
  2. 2.Åbo AcademyÅboFinland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Trust: The Tacit Demand
  • Authors O. Lagerspetz
  • Series Title Library of Ethics and Applied Philosophy
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-4874-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-4963-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-015-8986-4
  • Series ISSN 1387-6678
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 178
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Political Philosophy
    Philosophy, general
    Sociology, general
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