Cooperation and trust in conversational exchanges

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THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, ISSN: 2171-679X, Vol: 23, Issue: 1, Page: 23-34

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Faulkner, Paul
Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del País Vasco
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A conversation is more than a series of disconnected remarks because it is conducted against a background presumption of cooperation. But what makes it reasonable to presume that one is engaged in a conversation? What makes it reasonable to presume cooperation? This paper considers Grice’s two ways of answering this question and argues for the one he discarded. It does so by means of considering a certain problem and analysis of trust.