Philosophy

Paternalistic Intervention: The Moral Bounds on Benevolence

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$65.00 / £50.00
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Published:
Jul 14, 2014
1986
Pages:
466
Size:
6 x 9 in.
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Donald VanDeVeer probes the moral complexities of the question: under what conditions is it permissible to intervene invasively in the lives of competent persons — for example, by deception, force, or coercive threat — for their own good? In a work with broad significance for law, public policy, professional-client relations, and private interactions, he presents a theory of an autonomy-respecting” paternalism.

Originally published in 1986.

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