The Cunning of Trust

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  • PHILIP PETTIT

    1. PHILIP PETTIT is Professor of Social and Political Theory at the Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University. He wrote, with John Braithwaite, Not Just Deserrs: A Republican Theory of Criminal Justice (Oxford, 19901, and is the author of The Common Mind: An Essay on Psychology, Society and Politics (Oxford University Press, 1996). He is currently writing a book on the republican theory of liberty and government. This is his first article in Philosophy & Public Affairs.
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  • I thank John and Val Braithwaite for getting me interested in trust and for giving me some insight into it. I am grateful to a large number of people for the incisive comments that I received when an earlier version of the paper was presented at a workshop on trust in the Australian National University, and at seminars at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and Stanford University. I cannot hope to name them all. I was led to make a number of significant changes by the comments of the editors of Philosophy & Public Affairs.

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