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In Pursuit of Privacy

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Judith Wagner DeCew provides a solid philosophical foundation for legal discussions of privacy by articulating and unifying diverse arguments on the right to privacy and on how it should be guaranteed in various contemporary contexts. Philosophers and legal theorists tend either to define privacy narrowly or to abandon privacy as conceptually incoherent, she claims. In ord ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published June 12th 1997 by Cornell University Press (first published June 1st 1997)
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Michael
Jun 02, 2010 rated it really liked it
In In Pursuit of Privacy (1997), Judith DeCew explores the origins of the concept of privacy; argues against a narrow view of privacy as solely control, property, or intimacy; explains the difference between constitutional and tort privacy; and

Chapter 1 explains the history of the term privacy, starting with Aristotle's separation of the polis (political) from the oikos (home, private), to Locke (where the state begins to protect privacy) (10-11). She explains that the last 100 years have seen a
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Julia Marie
Feb 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
Judith DeCew was an amazing professor. A great expert. Book was already outdated by time I used it in class to her but it was a great supplement to class reading. Her seminar for law/philosophy Privacy Protection was one of the best classes I've taken so far.
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