Trust pp 21-35 | Cite as

Conceptual Clarifications

  • Toshio Yamagishi
Part of the The Science of the Mind book series (The Science of the Mind)


In Chap. 2, I presented three paradoxes of trust. In so doing, however, I did not define the central concept, trust. There was a reason not to do so. It is because the three paradoxes would no longer be paradoxes once a clear definition of trust was provided. The purpose of Chap.  3 is to explain this point by sorting out various concepts related to trust. This will show us that the paradoxes are generated by our failure to distinguish various conceptually independent aspects of the term, trust.


Character Trait General Trust Power Company High Truster Moral Order 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Behavioral Science Graduate School of LettersHokkaido UniversitySapporoJapan

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