Does surveillance contribute or detract from our moral growth? Alfred University Professor of Philosophy Emrys Westacott discusses the complicated relationship between surveillance and moral edification by exploring the following questions:
- What is the impact of ubiquitous surveillance on our moral character?
- How might the advent of a surveillance society affect a person’s moral education & development?
- Does surveillance alter the opportunities for moral growth?
- Does it render obsolete acting from a sense of duty as opposed to acting out of self-interest?
Otherwise put, does surveillance help us as individuals (and a society) keep on track & reinforce good habits? Does it hinder our development? Read more…