Moral justifications for privacy and intimacy

Journal of Mass Media Ethics 11 (4):197 – 209 (1996)
Abstract
The right to privacy is a moral concept that has been debated for centuries. This article traces the histo y of the concept and examines how the existence of a right to privacy has been defended by philosophers through the years. This article examines the strategies behind those arguments, showing how some of them are more convincing than others. Following this analysis is a practical argument for recognizing a universal right to privacy over intimate relationships and information. Intimacy is a part of human dipity, and revealing it does not tell much about the character of politicians, or anyone else. Intimacy deserves protection.
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DOI 10.1207/s15327728jmme1104_1
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