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Reith Lectures

Reith 2002
The Philosophy of Trust


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The subect of this year's lecture series is
A Question of Trust

We say we no longer trust our public services, institutions or the people who run them. Politicians, accountants, doctors, scientists, businessmen, auditors and many others are treated with suspicion. Their word is doubted, their motives are questioned.
Onora O'Neill Onora O'Neill
Onora O'Neill challenges current approaches to accountability, investigates sources of deception in our society and re-examines questions of press freedom.
Onora O'Neill Onora O'Neill
How have philosophers though the ages dealt with trust? Find out how Onora O'Neill came to grapple with trust.

games and puzzles
How trustworthy are you? Will you be silent and save the day, or will you stitch up your fellow prisoner? Play the Prisoner's Dilemma.
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The Reith Lectures 2002 are being published in book form by the Cambridge University Press.
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Lecture 1:
Spreading Suspicion

Lecture 2:
Trust and Terror

Lecture 3:
Called to Account

Lecture 4:
Trust and Transparency

Lecture 5:
Licence to Deceive

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