The Right To Privacy By Judith Thomson Analysis

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There has been an increased interest and knowledge in relation to privacy rights and issues. The reason for this is that they are a fundamental right which ensures the personhood of individuals by allowing them to control who has access to personal information about them. Privacy issues are also of importance because it helps individuals avoid unwanted intrusions in their personal dealings. Consequently, for the reason that privacy is such a complex concept, there have been ongoing concerns and discussions in relation to the legal concept of privacy rights. Various theorists have provided their interpretation of privacy which includes an understanding of how privacy rights should be defined as well as what they should protect. Some of the theorists who provide their own take on privacy rights and their value include Judith Thomson, James Rachels, Robert Gerstein and Richard Posner. In her paper, “The Right to Privacy”, Judith Thomson claims the notion of privacy rights to be a “cluster of rights” that are “derivative” upon other rights. This paper will delve into and critically analyze Thomson’s perspective of privacy rights as being unpersuasive because …show more content…
Through this assessment it will be apparent that the arguments Thomson utilizes are not convincing. To accomplish this, the paper will delve into various aspects that show how her paper dilutes and simplifies complex concepts in order to justify her perspective of privacy rights. The critical analysis will also depict how there are various factors involved in her work which make the overall paper incoherent and hard to understand. To finish, this section will conclude by inspecting the ways in which Judith Thomson is biased and this is due to the ways in which she intentionally uses specific examples that will justify her notion of privacy and pays no consideration to the other aspects that may play a

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