The Focused Attention of Others: A Conceptual and Normative Model of Personal and Legal Privacy


The article defends an analysis of privacy as those areas of a person’s life where s/he is entitled to immunity from the illegitimate focused attention of others. It goes on to argue that such a model encompasses the concept of privacy in colloquial and legal contexts. The article concludes with an analysis of the normative value of privacy.


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Date of this Version

March 2006