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Individuals in this ideal scenario do not have privacy (since they willingly give up the information), but it does not mean that they do not have the right to it. Privacy and the Individual: The Metaphysics of Privacy One of the most interesting topics in philosophical discussions on privacy is the conceptual relation between privacy and the individual. If anything, privacy seems to be a quintessentially individual concept. Perhaps the most salient aspect of 37 Arneson (2000). Privacy and the Individual: The Metaphysics of Privacy 25 privacy as a topic in social philosophy is that it functions as something belonging to the individual such that the state is not justiﬁed in taking it away without compelling reasons.
It might be necessary to obtain some kinds of information from the households pertaining to each individual there so that the state knows how to proceed. So in order for the state to make any concrete decisions and to implement any measures that addresses injustice of entitlements and goods, they might need to infringe on privacy. Here the key issue is the relation between the individual and the state, a very old topic in political philosophy. Privacy seems to be a very individual matter, and to protect it sometimes runs into conflict with attempts by the state to ensure distributive justice.
3). If there can be no private language, then it seems that there can be no privacy as a social convention or a social norm either. Or at least that is what I am trying to argue. We certainly have covered some ground but by doing so we realize that there is more than awaits much further investigation. References Arneson RJ (2000) Egalitarian justice versus the right to privacy? Soc Philos Policy 17(2):91 Candlish S, Wrisley G (2014) Private language. In: Zalta EN (ed) The Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy, (Fall 2014 edn).