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Trust, Distrust, and Feminist Theory

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  25 March 2020

Abstract

I explore Baier, Held, Okin, Code, Noddings, and Eisler on trust and distrust. This reveals a need for reflection on the analysis, ethics, and dynamics of trust and distrust—especially the distinction between trusting and taking for granted, the feasibility of choosing greater trust, and the possibility of moving from situations of warranted distrust to trust. It is impossible to overcome the need for trust through surveillance, recourse to contracts, or legal institutions.

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Copyright © 1992 by Hypatia, Inc.

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