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Against autonomy : justifying coercive paternalism, by Sarah Conly

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Against autonomy : justifying coercive paternalism
Title
Against autonomy
Title remainder
justifying coercive paternalism
Statement of responsibility
by Sarah Conly
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Since Mill's seminal work On Liberty, philosophers and political theorists have accepted that we should respect the decisions of individual agents when those decisions affect no one other than themselves. Indeed, to respect autonomy is often understood to be the chief way to bear witness to the intrinsic value of persons. In this book, Sarah Conly rejects the idea of autonomy as inviolable. Drawing on sources from behavioural economics and social psychology, she argues that we are so often irrational in making our decisions that our autonomous choices often undercut the achievement of our own goals. Thus in many cases it would advance our goals more effectively if government were to prevent us from acting in accordance with our decisions. Her argument challenges widely held views of moral agency, democratic values and the public/private distinction, and will interest readers in ethics, political philosophy, political theory and philosophy of law"--provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Conly, Sarah
Dewey number
320.01
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Decision making
  • Decision making
  • Paternalism
  • Autonomy (Philosophy)
  • Choice (Psychology)
Label
Against autonomy : justifying coercive paternalism, by Sarah Conly
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-203) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: the argument. -- 1. Why value autonomy? -- 2. Individuality.-- 3. Alienation, authenticity, and affect. -- 4. Misuse and abuse : perfectionism and preferences. -- 5. Misuse and abuse : punishment and privacy. -- 6. Applications. -- 7. Final justifications
Control code
FIEb17213368
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 206 pages
Isbn
9781107024847
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)796230000
Label
Against autonomy : justifying coercive paternalism, by Sarah Conly
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-203) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: the argument. -- 1. Why value autonomy? -- 2. Individuality.-- 3. Alienation, authenticity, and affect. -- 4. Misuse and abuse : perfectionism and preferences. -- 5. Misuse and abuse : punishment and privacy. -- 6. Applications. -- 7. Final justifications
Control code
FIEb17213368
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 206 pages
Isbn
9781107024847
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)796230000

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