How Can I Be Trusted?: A Virtue Theory of Trustworthiness (Feminist Constructions)
- Publish Date: 2002-11-19
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Nancy Nyquist Potter
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This work examines the concept of trust in the light of virtue theory, and takes our responsibility to be trustworthy as central. Rather than thinking of trust as risk-taking, Potter views it as equally a matter of responsibility-taking. How Can I Be Trusted? illustrates that relations of trust are never independent from considerations of power, and that the trustee has a moral obligation not to exploit the vulnerability of the trusting person. Asking ourselves what we can do to be trustworthy allows us to move beyond adversarial trust relationships and toward a more democratic, just, and peaceful society.