Privacy and the judgment of others

Journal of Value Inquiry 23 (2):157-168 (1989)
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This article defends a new model of personal privacy. Privacy should be understood as demarcating culturally defined aspects of an individual's life in which he or she is granted immunity from the judgment of others. Such an analysis is preferable to either of the two favorite models of privacy in the current literature. The judgment of others model preserves all of the insights of the liberty and information models of privacy, But avoids the obvious problems and counterexamples. In addition, This model allows us to better see the normative importance of privacy. A final section discusses the notion of sexual privacy in connection to the proposed model



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