Martin Hartmann

Vertrauen – Die unsichtbare Macht

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An Appeal for a Value in Crisis  


It’s coveted by everyone everywhere – in banks, politics, science, the internet and love: our trust! Yet there’s a crisis of trust. Many feel betrayed by the media, political parties and companies.


Philosopher Martin Hartmann analyses this crisis in an inspiring diagnosis of the present. And he discovers a fundamental dilemma: We glorify trust, we miss it and lament its loss. But many are afraid of the vulnerability that goes hand in glove with it. New forms of surveillance are undertaken and apparently confirmed opinions are adhered to. This leads to conflicts, insecurity and gridlock. Reason enough for trust-building initiatives!


An illuminating read that helps us to understand what trust really is and its meaning in our lives. Martin Hartmann encourages us to dare to trust more again – for a better coexistence.  

About Martin Hartmann

Martin Hartmann, born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1968, is Professor of Practical Philosophy at the University of Lucerne. He studied philosophy, comparative literature and linguistics and sociology at the University of Constance, the London School of Economics and Political Science and the Free University of Berlin. In 2001, he completed his PhD at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, and he qualified as a lecturer there in 2009. His post-doctoral thesis, Die Praxis des Vertrauens, was published by Suhrkamp in 2011. He is presently finishing a manuscript on the impact of inequality on our capacity to empathize (How Inequality Feels, forthcoming with Oxford University Press). He is a regular contributor to Die Zeit, the FAZ, the NZZ and Merkur. Martin Hartmann lives with his family in Lucerne and in Frankfurt am Main.

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