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Trust in education

Fisher, Andrew; Tallant, Jonathan

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Professor of Philosophy University Senior Tutor


The philosophy of trust is a relatively small subfield. Nonetheless, it contains within it many important insights. Our contention in this paper is that careful study of this subfield can bring with it many insights that can and should be used to reconsider a variety of arguments that have been brought forward in the literature on the philosophy of education and other areas of educational research. Our focus is largely destructive in section 2 of the paper. We object to two recent papers from the philosophy of education literature arguing that they fail to recognise important insights from the philosophical literature on trust. In section 3 we say something more positive, noting the routes forward.


Fisher, A., & Tallant, J. (2019). Trust in education. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 52(7), 780-790.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Nov 5, 2019
Online Publication Date Nov 21, 2019
Publication Date Nov 21, 2019
Deposit Date Nov 8, 2019
Publicly Available Date May 22, 2021
Journal Educational Philosophy and Theory
Print ISSN 0013-1857
Electronic ISSN 1469-5812
Publisher Routledge
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 52
Issue 7
Pages 780-790
Keywords History and Philosophy of Science; Education
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Additional Information Peer Review Statement: The publishing and review policy for this title is described in its Aims & Scope.; Aim & Scope:; Received: 2019-05-15; Revised: 2019-10-22; Accepted: 2019-11-05; Published: 2019-11-21
Contract Date Nov 8, 2019


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