Core Concepts and Contemporary Issues in Privacy

  • Ann E. Cudd
  • Mark C. Navin

Part of the AMINTAPHIL: The Philosophical Foundations of Law and Justice book series (AMIN, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Ann E. Cudd, Mark C. Navin
    Pages 1-13
  3. Privacy: Core Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Alistair M. Macleod
      Pages 31-45
    3. Steven P. Lee
      Pages 47-61
    4. Mane Hajdin
      Pages 63-76
  4. Personal Information Privacy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Pierre Le Morvan
      Pages 79-90
    3. Richard T. De George
      Pages 107-120
    4. Mark C. Navin
      Pages 121-133
  5. Privacy and Technology

  6. Privacy in Different Contexts: Work, Sex, Family, and Crime

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. John G. Francis, Leslie P. Francis
      Pages 207-218
    3. Gordon A. Babst
      Pages 219-233

About this book


This book offers a comprehensive investigation of privacy in the modern world. It collects 16 papers that look at this essential topic from many facets, from the personal to the technological, from the philosophical to the legal. The contributors examine such issues as the value of privacy protection, the violation of spreading personal falsehoods, the digital rights of children, an individual's right to be forgotten from internet search engines, and more.

The organization of the volume helps provide a nuanced understanding of this often controversial topic. Coverage starts with key concepts before moving on to explore personal information privacy and the impact of new technologies. Next, the papers consider privacy in different contexts. These include work, sex, family, crime, and religion. This structure enables greater engagement with the difficult questions about privacy. Readers will gain deep insight into the core concepts of privacy as well as its application to everyday life.

This interdisciplinary volume brings together an international team of scholars. They provide a broad combination of expertise in law, philosophy, and political science. Overall, this thought-provoking examination will appeal to interested readers in both academia and practice. 


Personal information privacy Physical privacy Workplace privacy Right to be forgotten Children’s rights to privacy Privacy torts Constitutional privacy rights Digital privacy Nature and Value of Privacy Privacy, Public Space, and Personal Information Privacy and Technology Parents, Privacy, and Facebook Digitizing Privacy Reasonable Expectation of Privacy and the Private/Public Split Privacy and Religious Exemptions

Editors and affiliations

  • Ann E. Cudd
    • 1
  • Mark C. Navin
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Arts & Sciences, Department of PhilosophyBoston UniversityBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of PhilosophyOakland UniversityRochesterUSA

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