David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophy Research Archives 10:383-391 (1984)
This paper argues that there is a conflict between divine omniscience and the human right to privacy. The right to privacy derives from the right to moral autonomy, which human persons possess even against a divine being. It follows that if God exists and persists in knowing all things, his knowledge is a non-justifiable violation of a human right. On the other hand, if God exists and restricts his knowing in deference to human privacy, it follows that he cannot fulfill the traditional function of being the perfect and final judge of all things
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Scott A. Davison (1997). Privacy and Control. Faith and Philosophy 14 (2):137-151.
Jason A. Beyer (2004). A Physicalist Rejoinder to Some Problems with Omniscience; or, How God Could Know What We Know. Sophia 43 (2):5-13.
Jill Graper Hernandez (2005). Divine Omniscience and Human Evil: Interpreting Leibniz Without Middle Knowledge. Philosophy and Theology 17 (1/2):107-120.
Laura L. Garcia (1993). Timelessness, Omniscience, and Tenses. Journal of Philosophical Research 18:65-82.
Thomas Metcalf (2004). Omniscience and Maximal Power. Religious Studies 40 (3):289-306.
William Lane Craig (2000). Omniscience, Tensed Facts and Divine Eternity. Faith and Philosophy 17 (2):227--228.
Tomis Kapitan (1991). Agency and Omniscience. Religious Studies 27 (1):105-120.
Balázs M. Mezei (2006). Divine Revelation and Human Person. Philosophy and Theology 18 (2):337-354.
Rob Lovering (2013). Does God know what it's like not to know? Religious Studies 49 (1):85-99.
Krisana Kitiyadisai (2005). Privacy Rights and Protection: Foreign Values in Modern Thai Context. [REVIEW] Ethics and Information Technology 7 (1):17-26.
Alexandra Pârvan (2011). La relation en tant qu'élément-clé de l'illumination augustinienne. Chôra 7:87-103.
Yujin Nagasawa (2003). Divine Omniscience and Knowledge de Se. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 53 (2):73-82.
Janet E. Smith (2008). The Right to Privacy. Ignatius Press.
Added to index2011-12-02
Total downloads29 ( #65,832 of 1,139,990 )
Recent downloads (6 months)10 ( #19,993 of 1,139,990 )
How can I increase my downloads?