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dc.contributor.advisorTaylor, Paul C. (Paul Christopher)
dc.creatorHorowitz, Steven
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-05T20:49:07Z
dc.date.available2020-10-05T20:49:07Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.other864982811
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12613/441
dc.descriptionThis research project was completed as part of the course, Philosophy (298).
dc.description.abstractFor over ten years, scholars have debated over law in cyberspace. Some, the "exceptiona!ists, " argue that cyberspace should develop its own system of laws and regulations. Others, the" unexceptionalists, " argue that real-space territorial law must govern the internet. This paper advocates a new kind of exceptionalism, grounded in an examination of legitimate authority in cyberspace. I use social contract theory to locate two sources of legitimate cyberspace authority: the authority of a real-space sovereign over its citizens and the authority of a cyberspace community formed by a distinct social contract. I argue that, because cyberspace dissolves territorial boundaries, internet users are insecure in their knowledge of political relationships and that cyberspace communities can resolve this incon venience.
dc.format.extent38 pages
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTemple University. Libraries
dc.relation.ispartofTemple Undergraduate Research Prize Winners
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dc.titleAs Boundaries Fade: The Social Contract in Cyberspace
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dc.type.genreResearch project
dc.description.departmentPhilosophy
dc.relation.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.34944/dspace/423
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dc.description.awardThe Library Prize for Undergraduate Research
dc.description.schoolcollegeTemple University. College of Liberal Arts
refterms.dateFOA2020-10-05T20:49:07Z


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