The Resource Privacy, intimacy, and isolation, Julie C. Inness

Privacy, intimacy, and isolation, Julie C. Inness

Label
Privacy, intimacy, and isolation
Title
Privacy, intimacy, and isolation
Statement of responsibility
Julie C. Inness
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Privacy is a puzzling concept. From the backyard to the bedroom, everyday life gives rise to an abundance of privacy claims. In the legal sphere, privacy is invoked with respect to issues including abortion, marriage, and homosexuality. Yet privacy is surrounded by a mire of theoretical debate. Certain philosophers argue that privacy is neither conceptually nor morally distinct from other interests, while numerous legal scholars argue that constitutional and tort privacy law protect merely a disparate melange of interests
  • Inness offers an escape from this mire. She suggests that intimacy is the core of privacy, including privacy appeals in tort and constitutional law. Conceptually, privacy's protection of intimate decisions distinguishes it from other legal interests, such as liberty from undue state intervention. Intimacy is also the source of privacy's distinctive value. Privacy embodies our respect for people as creators of their own plans of intimacy and of their own emotional destinies. By arguing that intimacy is the core of privacy, Inness undermines privacy skepticism, while also providing a new account of privacy that explains our everyday and legal privacy disagreements, including the controversial constitutional right to privacy
Dewey number
155.9/2
Index
index present
LC call number
BF575.P93
LC item number
I56 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Privacy, intimacy, and isolation, Julie C. Inness
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 143-147) and index
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Contents
1. Introduction: The Chaotic World of Privacy -- 29. Common Debates in the Philosophical and Legal Privacy Literature -- 3. The Threatened Downfall of Privacy: Judith Jarvis Thomson's "The Right to Privacy" and Skepticism about Privacy -- 4. Beyond Isolation: A Control-Based Account of Privacy -- 5. Information, Access, or Intimate Decisions about Our Actions? The Content of Privacy -- 6. Intimacy: The Core of Privacy -- 7. Personhood or Close Relationships? The Value of Privacy -- 8. Intimacy-Based Privacy: The Answer to Legal Privacy Debates -- 9. In Conclusion: Answers and New Questions
Control code
000008346938
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 157 p.
Isbn
9780195071481
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
91028191
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.b16520452
System control number
  • rmr5980637
  • (OCoLC)24213117

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