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Information 2011, 2(1), 1-16; doi:10.3390/info2010001
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Some Forms of Trust

Received: 11 November 2010; in revised form: 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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Abstract: 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.
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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DeVries, W.A. Some Forms of Trust. Information 2011, 2, 1-16.

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DeVries WA. Some Forms of Trust. Information. 2011; 2(1):1-16.

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DeVries, Willem A. 2011. "Some Forms of Trust." Information 2, no. 1: 1-16.

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