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Philosophical Dimensions of Privacy : An Anthology - Ferdinand David Schoeman

Philosophical Dimensions of Privacy

An Anthology

Paperback Published: 18th February 1985
ISBN: 9780521275545
Number Of Pages: 440

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The aim of compiling the various essays presented here is to make readily accessible many of the most significant and influential discussions of privacy to be found in the literature. In addition to being representative of the diversity of attitudes toward privacy, this collection has a coherence that results from the authors' focus on the same issues and theories. The main issue addressed in this book is the moral significance of privacy. Some social science and legal treatments are included because of their direct bearing on the moral issues that privacy raises. In addition to the classics on privacy, the author has included an interpretative essay on the privacy literature, which provides a philosophical guideline as to what the issues are and how various thinkers have contributed to their resolution.

List of contributors
Privacy: philosophical dimensions of the literature
Social distance and the veil
The origins of modern claims to privacy
The right to privacy (the implicit made explicit)
Privacy (a legal analysis)
Privacy as an aspect of human dignity: an answer to Dean Prosser
Privacy (a moral analysis)
Privacy, freedom and respect for persons
Privacy and self-incrimination
Intimacy and privacy
The right to privacy
Why privacy is important
Privacy, intimacy and personhood
Privacy: some arguments and assumptions
An economic theory of privacy
Privacy and the limits of the law
Privacy and intimate information
Selected bibliography
Index of names
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521275545
ISBN-10: 0521275547
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 440
Published: 18th February 1985
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.49
Weight (kg): 0.64