Trustworthy groups and organisations

Katherine Jane Hawley

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Beyond philosophy, discussions of trust and trustworthiness often concern collective entities such as corporations, states, and social groups. But much philosophical work takes trust in an individual person as paradigmatic, distinguishing such trust from mere reliance. This chapter explores the distinction between trustworthiness and mere reliability as it applies to collectives, arguing that the distinction does not have the same significance as it has in the individual case.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Philosophy of Trust
EditorsPaul Faulkner, Thomas Simpson
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Print)9780198732549
Publication statusPublished - 2 Mar 2017


  • Trust
  • Trustworthiness
  • Groups
  • Organisations
  • Social
  • Testimony


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