Transparency is Surveillance: C. Thi Nguyen
Overview & Shownotes
Calls for increased transparency and oversight are common in the public realm. Our guest today, the philosopher C. Thi Nguyen, argues that transparency can actually erode important parts of community life. He claims that while transparency might root out corruption, it also has a sort of chilling effect on the very work people are required to be transparent about.
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Links to people and ideas mentioned in the show
- “Transparency is Surveillance,” C. Thi Nguyen
- BBC Reith Lectures on trust
- Elijah Millgram
- Tal Brewer
- Annette Baier
Thanks to Evelyn Brosius for our logo. Music featured in the show:
Lina My Queen by Blue Dot Sessions
Wisehart, Christiane and Nguyen, C. Thi, "Transparency is Surveillance: C. Thi Nguyen" (2021). Examining Ethics Podcast. 86, Scholarly and Creative Work from DePauw University.