Truth is a vast topic, the subject of whole treatises, especially in philosophy. Here, the topic will be limited to a discussion of aspects of the truth concept that are particularly salient when considering surveillance. After undertaking a thorough discussion about the various understandings of truth and relativism, this entry will consider the following surveillance contexts: policiary surveillance, benchmarking as managerial surveillance, and targeted advertising through commercial surveillance. The aim of this entry is to provide tools for reflection when assessing a proposal to implement surveillance.

Main Positions in Discussions About Truth

Our everyday concept of truth is primarily that of factuality: statements in accordance with objective reality. But that begs the question, “What is objective reality?” There are various understandings of how we can know ...

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