Transformation of Trust into Capital, Financialization and the Moment of Betrayal


In his text, the author develops the notion of trust as a condition for the possibility of any relational anthropology. Referring to the root associated with trust as the foundation of the relationship, he takes a position in the dispute about the primal nature of trust or perfidy; believes that in the abusive practices of credit and debt there is a reversal of the meaning of what is a necessary element of human life, relationships based on trust. Perfidy is possible precisely because there is trust. On the basis of such concepts, he develops an analysis of events in the global economy at the turn of the 20th and 21th century, especially the financialization, based on the ideas of such authors as Arrighi, Bourdieu, Eichegreen, Pobłocki and Stiegler but also Lacan.


trust, betrayal, global economy, signifier, financialization, Arrighi, Bourdieu, Eichengreen, Pobłocki, Stiegler, Lacan

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Leder, Andrzej. “Transformation of Trust into Capital, Financialization and the Moment of Betrayal.” Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 7, no. 2 (2023):  68-92. https://doi.org/10.14394/eidos.jpc.2023.0016.


Andrzej Leder
Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences
72 Nowy Świat Street, 00-330 Warsaw, Poland


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