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International Studies in Phenomenology and Philosophy

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La fiducia come sentimento positivo e come risposta della persona dotata di rilevanza etica

Paola Premoli De Marchi(University of Padova)

pp. 69-95

Abstract

This paper aims to investigate the nature of trust in others. First, we argue that the feeling of trust is an important phenomenon of human existence, but it is not the true root of trust in others. Trust is above all an intentional response of the person, one that must be motivated and adequate to its object. When we trust, we entrust a good that is important (to us, for someone else or in itself) to another person so that he or she can take care of it. For trust to be authentic, the other must be trustworthy. The feeling of trust, then, arises as a spontaneous response when we are aware that our trust is properly placed. When we have understood that trust is a response, it is possible to examine the ethical relevance of trust in others: trust fulfils morally relevant values, is the source of moral duties, introduces the person in the logic of self-giving and is nourished by a variety of moral virtues.

Publication details

Published in:

Guccinelli Roberta, Iocco Gemmo (2020). Positive feelings on the border between phenomenology, psychology and virtue ethics. Metodo 8 (2).

Pages: 69-95

DOI: 10.19079/metodo.8.2.69

Full citation:

Premoli De Marchi Paola (2020). La fiducia come sentimento positivo e come risposta della persona dotata di rilevanza etica. Metodo 8 (2), pp. 69-95.