Fair Governance: Paternalism and Perfectionism


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Fair Governance: The Enforcement of Morals is a study of legal interference with individual preferences and will canvass the interdisciplinary literature in economics, psychology, philosophy, and law. It discusses the particular conditions necessary for the state to legally interfere with our freedom of choice, whether it be to either satisfy our individual pursuit of happiness (perfectionism) or to prevent us from making immoral choices (paternalism). Relatively few philosophers know much of the parallel literature on ...

Fair Governance: Paternalism and Perfectionism 2009, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195341263