The Resource The problem of trust, Adam B. Seligman

The problem of trust, Adam B. Seligman

Label
The problem of trust
Title
The problem of trust
Statement of responsibility
Adam B. Seligman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Adam Seligman analyzes trust as a fundamental issue of our present social relationships. Setting his discussion in a historical and intellectual context, Seligman asks whether trust - which many contemporary critics, from Robert Putnam through Francis Fukuyama, identify as essential in creating a cohesive society - can continue to serve this vital role
  • In addressing this question, Seligman traverses a wide range of examples, from the minutiae of everyday manners to central problems of political and economic life, showing throughout how civility and trust are being displaced and supplanted in contemporary life by new "external" system constraints on both behavior and speech - constraints that are inimical to the development of trust. Disturbingly, Seligman shows that trust is losing its unifying power precisely because the individual, long assumed to be the ultimate repository of rights and of values, is being reduced to a sum of group identities and an abstract matrix of rules. The irony for Seligman is that, in becoming post-modern, we seem to be moving backward to a premodern condition in which group sanctions rather than trust are the basis of group life
Dewey number
302/.17
Index
index present
LC call number
HM291
LC item number
.S3952 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The problem of trust, Adam B. Seligman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [207]-224) and index
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Contents
Pt. 1. The Problem of Trust. 1. Trust, Role Segmentation, and Modernity. 2. Agency, Civility, and the Paradox of Solidarity. 3. Trust and Generalized Exchange -- Pt. 2. The Representation of Trust and the Private Sphere. 4. Public and Private in Political Thought: Rousseau, Smith, and Some Contemporaries. 5. The Individual, the Rise of Conscience, and the Private Sphere: A Historical Interpretation of Agency and Strong Evaluations. 6. Spheres of Value and the Dilemma of Modernity
Control code
000012897269
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
231 p.
Isbn
9780691012421
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
96051589 //r98
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System control number
  • 33217006138037
  • (OCoLC)36024082

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