• Patrick O’Callaghan


In this book, I have sought to advance knowledge in tort law scholarship through a refinement of various theories of privacy and the methods of legal protection. At the outset of the study, I emphasised Arendt’s warnings about the dangers of mere ‘passive observation’ in scholarship. On her account, ‘[n]othing could be less trustworthy for acquiring knowledge and approaching truth’ than this scholarly method. For Arendt, ‘in order to know, one [has] to do’ and we advance knowledge ‘only through more doing’ or ‘testing’ in Popper’s sense.


Corrective Justice Public Figure Civil Liability English Court Informational Privacy 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Newcastle Law SchoolNewcastle UniversityNewcastle Upon TyneUK

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