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Information 2011, 2(1), 1-16; doi:10.3390/info2010001

Some Forms of Trust

Philosophy Department, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824, USA
Received: 11 November 2010 / Revised: 25 November 2010 / Accepted: 14 December 2010 / Published: 10 January 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Trust and Privacy in Our Networked World)
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Three forms of trust: topic-focused trust, general trust, and personal trust are distinguished. Personal trust is argued to be the most fundamental form of trust, deeply connected with the construction of one’s self. Information technology has posed new problems for us in assessing and developing appropriate forms of the trust that is central to our personhood. View Full-Text
Keywords: trust; reliance; personal relations; betrayal; affective commitments; autonomy; blind faith trust; reliance; personal relations; betrayal; affective commitments; autonomy; blind faith
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