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Telepresence and trust: A speech-act theory of mediated communication

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Trust is central to our social lives, in both epistemic and practical ways. Often, it is rational only given evidence for trustworthiness, and that evidence is made available by communication. New technologies are changing our practices of communication, enabling increasing rich and diverse ways of ‘being there’, but at a distance. This paper asks: how does telepresent communication support evidence-constrained trust? In answering it, I reply to the leading pessimists about the possibility of...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1007/s13347-016-0233-3

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Wadham College
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Author
Publisher:
Springer Publisher's website
Journal:
Philosophy and Technology Journal website
Volume:
30
Issue:
4
Pages:
443-459
Publication date:
2016-09-19
Acceptance date:
2016-08-19
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EISSN:
2210-5441
ISSN:
2210-5433
Source identifiers:
640145
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pubs:640145
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uuid:6e598841-6e3c-458f-8367-119cdfee9dc5
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pubs:640145
Deposit date:
2016-08-22

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