Sovereignty and Autonomy via Mathematics
Stanford Journal of Blockchain Law & Policy 4(1), 79-101. Retrieved from https://stanford-jblp.pubpub.org/pub/sovereignty-autonomy-mathematics
24 Pages Posted: 6 Jan 2021 Last revised: 8 Jan 2021
Date Written: January 4, 2021
The main philosophical idea I test in this paper is that reliance on mathematical certainty, when applied in governance, can enhance both, the sovereignty of the state applying the technologies, and the personal autonomy of individuals in the state. When people have more certainty, they can make better decisions and be more in control of their lives. This could be one way to explain why societies benefit from well-executed and observable automated processes in governance, despite the scepticism in many parts of the world.
Keywords: certainty, trust, governance, autonomy, sovereignty
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