Løgstrup on trust

I am pleased to say that one of my Løgstrup papers has just been published:

‘”Trust is Basic”: Løgstrup on the Priority of Trust’, in Paul Faulkner and Thomas Simpson (eds), The Philosophy of Trust (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017), pp. 272-94

Here is an abstract:

This paper considers the account of trust offered by the Danish philosopher and theologian Knud Ejler Løgstrup. In his work The Ethical Demand (1956) and related writings, Løgstrup offers an important discussion of trust, in which he makes the claim that trust is somehow prior to or more basic than distrust. However, there is some unclarity over what this claim could mean, and thus what sort of priority is suggested: for example, whether this is a matter of developmental psychology, or value, or a transcendental relation where one is the necessary condition for the other. Different views on this question are explored, and consideration is given to how the question relates to Løgstrup’s account of trust more generally, as essentially ‘laying oneself open’ to the other in a form of ‘self-surrender’.

The collection also contains a couple of other essays which mention Løgstrup in relation to trust, by Paul Faulkner and Stephen Darwall


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s