Trust from the enlightenment to the digital enlightenment

O'Hara, Kieron (2012) Trust from the enlightenment to the digital enlightenment. In, Bus, Jacques, Crompton, Malcolm, Hildebrandt, Mireille and Metakides, George (eds.) Digital Enlightenment Yearbook 2012. Luxembourg, LU, IOS Press, 169-183. (doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-057-4-169).


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A conceptual analysis of trust in terms of trustworthiness is set out, where trustworthiness is the property of an agent that she does what she claims she will do, and trust is an attitude taken by an agent to another, that the former believes that the latter is trustworthy. This analysis is then used to explore issues in the deployment of trustworthy digital systems online. The ideas of a series of philosophers from the Enlightenment – Hobbes, Burke, Rousseau, Hume, Smith and Kant – are examined in the light of this exploration to suggest how we might proceed in the Digital Enlightenment to ensure that systems are both trustworthy and trusted.

Item Type: Book Section
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-057-4-169
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Keywords: trust, trustworthiness
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions : Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
ePrint ID: 337083
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Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2012 13:17
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:26
EnAKTing the Unbounded Data Web: Challenges in Web Science
Funded by: EPSRC (EP/G008493/1)
Led by: Nigel Shadbolt
1 April 2009 to 30 September 2012
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