Secrets: On the Ethics of Concealment and Revelation

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Shows how the ethical issues raised by secrets and secrecy in our careers or private lives take us to the heart of the critical questions of private and public morality.
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Sissela Bok is a senior visiting fellow at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. Previously, she was a professor of philosophy at Brandeis Univeristy. She is the author of Lying: Moral Choice in Private and Public LifeSecrets: On the Ethics of Concealment and RevelationA Strategy for Peace: Human Values and the Threat of WarAlva Myrdal: A Daughter’s MemoirMayhem: Violence as Public EntertainmentCommon Values; and Exploring Happiness: From Aristotle to Brain Science. A former member of the Pulitzer Prize Board, Bok is a fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.
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Mar 16, 2011
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Philosophy / Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Philosophy / Logic
Social Science / Sociology / Social Theory
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