Emergent privacy

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Understanding privacy is a problem which attracts immense attention from philosophers and legal scholars. While appearing in Western thought since antiquity, the modern discussion of privacy is usually considered to have begun in a seminal paper by Warren and Brandeis,1 who claimed that a right to privacy should be recognized. However, the philosophical justification and the limits of that right have been a battleground of opposing visions ever since. Unlike other rights (such as property rights), the right to privacy has no clear philosophy that serves as an accepted basis for legislation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-158
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Philosophy
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2015
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy


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