Trust, Belief and Action

The MSPT grad workshop returns with a TPR talk by Jennifer Munt. 

The title of the talk is "Trust, Belief, and Action". Abstract of the talk is below at the end of this e-mail. 

The talk will be held this Friday, 18th of September from 4pm to 5.30pm


There'll be two attendance options:
  1. Attend the Zoom broadcast in Seminar Room 6.71. To adhere with COVID-safe practices, you must register to attend the seminar room broadcast. To maintain social distancing, tickets are limited. Get tickets here: Please do not attend if you feel unwell.
  2. Attend using Zoom on your personal computer on or off campus.
Zoom details as follows:


Trust is a pervasive feature of our social lives. This fact hasn’t escaped the attention of game theorists, social and political scientists, economists, epistemologists and ethicists alike. Despite this, a unified conceptual analysis of trust has proved elusive. In this talk, I outline what I call the ‘standard view’ of trust, which holds that when A trusts B to φ, A necessarily believes that B is trustworthy with respect to φ’ing. I will then survey two of the strongest objections given against this view. Finally, I argue that my own positive account of trust, which takes the standard view as its foundation, is not vulnerable to these objections

Date & time

Fri 18 Sep 2020, 4:00pm




Jennifer Munt

Event series


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