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A Question of Trust

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Can trust be restored by making people and institutions more accountable? Or do complex systems of accountability and control damage trust? Onora O'Neill challenges current approaches, investigates sources of deception in our society and re-examines questions of press freedom. This year's Reith Lectures present a philosopher's view of trust and deception and ask whether an ...more
Paperback, 108 pages
Published July 1st 2002 by Cambridge University Press (first published June 6th 2002)
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Dec 17, 2013 Wilte rated it really liked it
I read the five lectures, found here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/print/radio4/reith2002/. TED talk on same topic: http://www.ted.com/talks/onora_o_neill_what_we_don_t_understand_about_trust.html

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Spreading Suspicion - Lecture 1
Confucius told his disciple Tsze-kung that three things are needed for government: weapons, food and trust. If a ruler can't hold on to all three, he should give up the weapons first and the food next. Trust should be guarded to the end: "without trust w
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Dec 18, 2014 Ana Quel rated it it was amazing
ONeil brings up a topic to become the centre of the discussion as we are headed to a kind of accountability overdose, which has the potential to ultimately undermining trust.
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Onora Sylvia O'Neill, Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve CH CBE FBA FRS (born 23 August 1941) is a philosopher and a crossbench member of the House of Lords.

The daughter of Sir Con Douglas Walter O'Neill, she was educated partly in Germany and at St Paul's Girls' School, London before studying philosophy, psychology and physiology at Oxford University. She went on to complete a doctorate at Harvard Univ
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