Chapter 13. Concluding Remarks and Pointers

  1. Cristiano Castelfranchi and
  2. Rino Falcone

Published Online: 2 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470519851.ch13

Trust Theory: A Socio-Cognitive and Computational Model

Trust Theory: A Socio-Cognitive and Computational Model

How to Cite

Castelfranchi, C. and Falcone, R. (2010) Concluding Remarks and Pointers, in Trust Theory: A Socio-Cognitive and Computational Model, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470519851.ch13

Author Information

  1. Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR), Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 26 MAR 2010

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Agent Technology

Book Series Editors:

  1. Michael Wooldridge

Series Editor Information

  1. University of Liverpool, UK

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470028759

Online ISBN: 9780470519851



  • against reductionism;
  • structural nature of trust - not just being its ‘statics’;
  • neuro-trust and need for theoretical model;
  • different thresholds of model;
  • trust, institutions, politics (some pills of reflection);
  • link between trust and ‘will to fight’ - motivation to fight for achieving our own;
  • moral dimensions - influencing the institutional;
  • link between crisis of trust and ‘perdita’ (loss) of hope and sense of the future;
  • trust entailing - ‘hope’ necessarily as a subcomponent


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Against Reductionism

  • Neuro-Trust and the Need for a Theoretical Model

  • Trust, Institutions, Politics (Some Pills of Reflection)

  • References