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date: 02 December 2021

p. 31. What are trust and distrust?locked

p. 31. What are trust and distrust?locked

  • Katherine Hawley


Trust plays a huge part in how we run our lives. At a basic level, we trust or distrust the inanimate objects around us such as kitchen chairs and sharp knives. At this level, trusting or distrusting doesn't have the moral overtones or complexity of interpersonal trust or distrust. There is no sense of blame. ‘What are trust and distrust?’ looks at the definitions of these two concepts. Trustworthiness is the challenge of deciding who to trust. It is a noble attribute; appearing to be a moral virtue yet it can exist in corrupted relationships. How do we decide to trust or distrust?

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