Journals Higher Education



Published: 25 April 2022

272 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198833765

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Spying Through a Glass Darkly

The Ethics of Espionage and Counter-Intelligence

Cécile Fabre

New Topics in Applied Philosophy

  • A ground-breaking investigation of the morality of spying
  • The only work of philosophy to explore this subject in depth
  • Answers a fundamental question: when is spying justified?
  • Considers such controversial activities as cyber-espionage and mass surveillance
  • Discusses a broad range of fascinating examples from recent history
  • Looks at different spying activities and how permissible they are: bribery, blackmail, deception, and manipulation; Cyberespionage; Mass surveillance of citizens by government; Economic espionage; Treason