Jun 242010
 
 June 24, 2010  Surveillance

Philosophy professor Emrys Westacott has an essay on surveillance on Philosophy Now. One snippet:

But there is another perspective – the one informed by Kantian ethics. On this view, increased surveillance may carry certain utilitarian benefits, but the price we pay is a diminution of our moral character. Yes, we do the wrong thing less often; in that sense, surveillance might seem to make us better. But it also stunts our growth as moral individuals.

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