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

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