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Paternalism
Theory and Practice

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Christian Coons, Michael Weber, Gerald Dworkin, Douglas Husak, Peter de Marneffe, Danny Scoccia, Steven Wall, Michael Cholbi, Richard Arneson, Daniel M. Haybron, Anna Alexandrovna, Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby, Jeremy A. Blumenthal, Jamie Kelly, Lawrence Alexander, Sigal Ben-Porath
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  • Date Published: January 2013
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  • isbn: 9781107302655

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  • Is it allowable for your government, or anyone else, to influence or coerce you 'for your own sake'? This is a question about paternalism, or interference with a person's liberty or autonomy with the intention of promoting their good or averting harm, which has created considerable controversy at least since John Stuart Mill's On Liberty. Mill famously decried paternalism of any kind, whether carried out by private individuals or the state. In this volume of new essays, leading moral, political and legal philosophers address how to define paternalism, its justification, and the implications for public policy, professional ethics and criminal law. So-called 'libertarian' or non-coercive paternalism receives considerable attention. The discussion addresses the nature of freedom and autonomy and the relation of individuals to law, policy and the state. The volume will interest a wide range of readers in political philosophy, public policy and the philosophy of law.

    • Informed by recent work in economics, experimental work psychology and education
    • Useful to those interested in policy making/crafting rather than the merely abstract issues
    • Moves the emphasis of debate beyond the traditional focus on coercive paternalism, with an implicit theme of how it bears on broader issues in normative ethics and political philosophy
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    • Date Published: January 2013
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781107302655
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: paternalism - issues and trends Christian Coons and Michael Weber
    1. Defining paternalism Gerald Dworkin
    2. Penal paternalism Douglas Husak
    3. Self-sovereignty and paternalism Peter de Marneffe
    4. The right to autonomy and the justification of hard paternalism Danny Scoccia
    5. Moral environmentalism Steven Wall
    6. Kantian paternalism and suicide intervention Michael Cholbi
    7. Paternalism and the principle of fairness Richard Arneson
    8. Paternalism in economics Daniel M. Haybron and Anna Alexandrovna
    9. Choice architecture: a mechanism for improving decisions while preserving liberty? Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby
    10. A psychological defense of paternalism Jeremy A. Blumenthal
    11. Libertarian paternalism, utilitarianism, and justice Jamie Kelly
    12. Voluntary enslavement Lawrence Alexander
    13. Paternalism, (school) choice and opportunity Sigal Ben-Porath.

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    • Dental Ethics and Jurisprudence
    • Morality, Politics, and the Law
    • Paternalism: When is the state justified to interfere?
    • Philosophy, Politics, and Society
  • Editors

    Christian Coons, Bowling Green State University, Ohio
    Christian Coons is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Bowling Green State University.

    Michael Weber, Bowling Green State University, Ohio
    Michael Weber is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Chair of Department at Bowling Green State University.

    Contributors

    Christian Coons, Michael Weber, Gerald Dworkin, Douglas Husak, Peter de Marneffe, Danny Scoccia, Steven Wall, Michael Cholbi, Richard Arneson, Daniel M. Haybron, Anna Alexandrovna, Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby, Jeremy A. Blumenthal, Jamie Kelly, Lawrence Alexander, Sigal Ben-Porath

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