Secrets: On the Ethics of Concealment and Revelation

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Vintage Books, 1989 - Philosophy - 332 pages
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Provides a critical analysis of the ethical issues of individual secrecy in terms of family, friends, and career, discusses collective practices of concealment, and interprets the ethics and motivations of revelation
 

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Contents

Approaches to Secrecy
3
Secrecy and Moral Choice
15
Coming to Experience Secrecy and Openness
29
Secret Societies
45
W Secrecy and SelfDeception
59
Gossip
89
Secrecy Power and Accountability
102
DK The Limits of Confidentiality
116
Secrecy and Competition in Science
153
Secrets of State
171
Military Secrecy
191
Whistleblowing and Leaking
210
Intrusive Social Science Research
230
Investigative Journalism
249
Undercover Police Operations
265
Conclusion
281

Trade and Corporate Secrecy
136

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