Journals Higher Education
Important OUP's Response to COVID-19 Learn more



This item is not yet published, but may be pre-ordered now for delivery when available.

Notify Me When In Stock

Published: 25 January 2022 (Estimated)

288 Pages


ISBN: 9780198833765

Also Available As:


Bookseller Code (AE)

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