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Trust: Who or What Might Support Us?

Adriaan T. Peperzak


This phenomenological study begins by presenting trust as a characteristic form of interpersonal and communal relationship. In the second chapter, the scope is narrowed to someone’s reliance on one or more trustworthy individuals. Chapters 3 to 5 explore specific aspects of trust, insofar as we confide in social structures or movements, the impersonal regularities and events of nature, or our own particular talents, motivations, and possibilities. In a world that is ravaged by the omnipresence of suffering and the most outrageous manifestations of evil, no philosopher can avoid the question of ... More

Keywords: trust, communal relationship, anxiety, social structures, despair, human existence, talents, faith, suffering, evil

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780823244881
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823244881.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adriaan T. Peperzak, author
Loyola University, Chicago