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Reith Lectures

Reith 2002
The Philosophy of Trust


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Lecture One The nature of trust and its role in society, and is there real evidence of a crisis of trust?
Lecture Two The search for justice in conditions where the basis for trust is threatened by violence and intimidation.
Lecture Three Have the instruments for control, regulation, monitoring and enforcement worked?
Lecture Four Transparency may not improve trust, and may even add to the ways in which the public can be deceived.
Lecture Five How can we decide when to trust those who inform us about the wider world, and in particular media reporters?
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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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