January 2012

The Right to Privacy

This week we’ll be asking about the Right to Privacy.    This is one of those times when we need to start by disentangling concepts. We use ‘private’ and ‘privacy’ in several different ways.  Both words derive from ‘privus’ in Latin which means `single’ or `individual’.  Being private is usually opposed to being public; privacy means withdrawn in one way or another from the public.

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Philosophy in Fiction

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Is Democracy a Universal Value?

The program broadcast this Sunday asks the question:  “Is Democracy a Universal Value?”  According to the dictionary: “Democracy.”  A system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.

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The Examined Year: 2011

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