The Obligation to be Trustworthy and the Ability to Trust: An Investigation into Kant’s Scattered Remarks on Trust

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Immanuel Kant (1724–1804) did not make trust an explicit focus in his philosophical works. After publishing Critique of Pure Reason and instigating transcendental philosophy in 1781, Kant published extensively on questions of practical philosophy. Here we find Kant’s scattered remarks on trust. The following exposition aims to reconstruct Kant’s remarks on trust as they unfold over different books: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals, Critique of Practical Reason, Metaphysics of Morals, Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason, Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View, and Toward Perpetual Peace. The main suggestion is that, with Kant’s comprehension of the human cognitive faculties, a differentiated understanding of various forms of trust emerges.
TitelPerspectives of Trust in the History of Philosophy
RedaktørerDavid Collins, Iris Vidmar Jovanovic, Mark Alfano
Antal sider23
ForlagLexington Books
Publikationsdato15 dec. 2023
ISBN (Trykt)978-1-66693-107-5
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-1-66693-108-2
StatusUdgivet - 15 dec. 2023
NavnMoral Psychology and Emotions

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