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This module is one of several that provides an in-depth examination of the values included in College of Business Administration's (from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez) Statement of Values. It highlights the features of this value, provides a summary table, and uses the Prisoner's Dilemma to help students visualize the importance and fragility of trust. This module is part of a collection of modules that explores all five values included in the Statement of Values: justice, responsibility, respect, trust, and integrity. It is also developed as part of an NSF-funded project, the EAC Toolkit--NSF SES 0551779 and relates to the ongoing NSF project, GREAT IDEA.


Trust is one of five values identified by the College of Business Administration at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez for inclusion in its Statement of Values. These values were identified in a workshop held in 2005. There participants explored values in different codes of ethics, identified the values embodied in the rules they drafted to guide daily conduct, and carried out selection and prioritization activities to refine and reduce a large list of candidate values to five. A committee of stakeholders (administration, faculty, staff, and students) studied the values and wrote out short descriptions of each. Finally, the Statement of Values and its value profiles have been subjected to different challenges. Stakeholders have translated the SOV into Spanish, tested it for comprehensiveness using case studies, and used test results in classes to hone in on conceptual ambiguities. The SOV provides the following formulation of trust:

Recognize that trust solidifies communities by creating an environment where each can expect ethically justifiable behavior from all others. While trust is tolerant of and even thrives in an environment of diversity, it also must operate within the parameters set by established personal and community standards.

This conception of trust as the expectation of moral behavior from others comes largely from Robert Solomon. This module will build on Solomon’s treatment by integrating it with that of Margaret Urban-Walker in her book, Moral Repair: Reconstructing Moral Relations after Wrongdoing . Trust is absolutely essential in constructing moral transactions and building a civilized life. But wrongdoing can disrupt--even destroy--social transactions, leaving civil ruin in its wake. As Urban-Walker explores the different ways to carry out moral repair, the restoration of trust emerges as an essential component. For example, she lists six tasks as constitutive of moral repair. Trust plays an essential role in the following two (MR 28):

  • "Moral repair is served by replenishing or creating trust among individuals in recognition of shared moral standards and in their responsiveness to those standards and support of the practices that express and support them."
  • "Moral repair is served by igniting or nourishing hope that moral understandings and those who are responsible for supporting them are worthy of trust."

Questions & Answers

Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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