Publicity

[Revised entry by Axel Gosseries and Tom Parr on August 4, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Publicity can be opposed both to privacy and to secrecy. This entry will mostly be
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[Revised entry by Axel Gosseries and Tom Parr on August 4, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Publicity can be opposed both to privacy and to secrecy. This entry will mostly be dealing with the latter meaning. In everyday life, calls for more transparency or openness in political and economic life may seem rather uncontroversial. Still, the precise reasons why and the extent to which publicity should be guaranteed are not straightforward. Moral and political philosophers, along with social scientists, have until now provided us with only fragmentary elements in this respect. We shall review here what has been gathered so...

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