Titel: Public/Private: Negotiating a Distinction
Autor/en: Paul Fairfield
ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD PUBL GROU
November 2005 - gebunden - 160 Seiten
In Public/Private, Fairfield examines the ethical-political significance as well as the policy implications of a right to privacy. Discussing the different applications of privacy laws, technology, property, relationships, Fairfield writes in a style accessible to specialists and students alike
Part 1 Negotiating a Distinction Chapter 2 The Public/Private Dichotomy and its Critics Chapter 3 Why Privacy? Chapter 4 Definitions and Issues Part 5 Privacy in an Age of Information Chapter 6 The Emergence of a Problem Chapter 7 Technology, Information, and Power Chapter 8 Principles Chapter 9 Privacy and Medical Records Part 10 Political Philosophy in the Bedroom Chapter 11 Political Moralism Chapter 12 Privacy and Intimate Relations Chapter 13 Civil Rights and Sexual Orientation Chapter 14 Same-Sex Marriage Chapter 15 Which Family? Whose Values? Part 16 Property and the Private Sphere Chapter 17 Domicile Chapter 18 Property Rights and Agency Chapter 19 Moral Spaces Chapter 20 Intellectual Property Rights Part 21 Revelation
Paul Fairfield is assistant adjunct professor in the Department of Philosophy, Queens University, Canada.
Paul Fairfield provides a multidimensional analysis of the venerable distinction between the public and the private. His skillful defense of the right of privacy is thoughtful, well-informed, and well-argued in this important book. -- Tom Rockmore The debate over the proper relation between the public and the private spheres of life has a long and complex history and is today at the heart of a number of heated debates. Paul Fairfield's clearly written and well-argued book, Public/Private, is an important and welcome addition to the literature on the subject. Through his historically informed and refreshingly sober analysis of the many complex issues surrounding the public/private controversy in today's world, Fairfield has managed to set out a well-articulated, well-balanced, and much needed defense of the moral right to personal privacy-to difference, plurality, and self-realization-in an age when everything seems to conspire against it. -- G.B. Madison, McMaster University With a seldom achieved compelling clarity, Paul Fairfield's straightforward account of the distinction between the public and the private demonstrates for all to see how it is possible to keep the distinction within the conversation of humankind without having it solidify into an ideologically charged dichotomy. The contribution of Fairfield's analysis to an understanding of the role of privacy rights in the realm of public policy extends across the disciplines of philosophy, political theory, psychology, and religion. -- Calvin O. Schrag, Purdue University