The Value of Privacy
By (author) Beate Rossler
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Value of Privacy by Beate Rossler
Book DescriptionThis new book by Beate Rossler is a work of real quality and originality on an extremely topical issue: the issue of privacy and the relations between the private and the public. Rossler investigates the reasons why we value privacy and why we ought to value it. In the context of modern, liberal societies, Rossler develops a theory of the private which links privacy and autonomy in a constitutive way: privacy is a necessary condition to lead an autonomous life. The book develops a theory of freedom and autonomy which sees the ability to pose the "practical question" of how one wants to live, of what a person strives to be, at the centre of the modern idea of autonomy. The question of privacy is emerging as an increasingly important topic in social and political theory and is central to many current debates in law, the media and politics. The Value of Privacy will be widely recognised to be a classic contribution to the subject.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745631103
(237mm x 159mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 15-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This new book by Beate Rossler is a work of real quality and originality on an extremely topical issue: the issue of privacy and the relations between the private and the public. Rossler investigates the reasons why we value privacy and why we ought to value it.
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Author Biography - Beate Rossler
Beate Rossler is Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Amsterdam.
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