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The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Paternalism

Edited by: Kalle Grill , Jason Hanna

Print publication date:  January  2018
Online publication date:  January  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138956100
eBook ISBN: 9781315657080
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315657080
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While paternalism has been a long-standing philosophical issue, it has recently received renewed attention among scholars and the general public. The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Paternalism is an outstanding reference source to the key topics, problems and debates in this exciting subject and is the first collection of its kind. Comprising twenty-seven chapters by a team of international contributors the handbook is divided into five parts:

? What is Paternalism?

? Paternalism and Ethical Theory

? Paternalism and Political Philosophy

? Paternalism without Coercion

? Paternalism in Practice

Within these sections central debates, issues and questions are examined, including: how should paternalism be defined or characterized? How is paternalism related to such moral notions as rights, well-being, and autonomy? When is paternalism morally objectionable? What are the legitimate limits of government benevolence? To what extent should medical practice be paternalistic?

The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Paternalism is essential reading for students and researchers in applied ethics and political philosophy. The handbook will also be very useful for those in related fields, such as law, medicine, sociology and political science.

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Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The concept of paternalism Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Hard and soft paternalism Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Moralism and moral paternalism Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Paternalism by and towards groups Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Self-paternalism Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Paternalism and well-being Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Consequentialism, paternalism, and the value of liberty Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Kantian perspectives on paternalism Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Paternalism and duties to self Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Paternalism and rights Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Paternalism and sentimentalism Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Paternalism and autonomy Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Mill’s absolute ban on paternalism Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Perfectionism and paternalism Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Libertarian perspectives on paternalism Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Egalitarian perspectives on paternalism Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Should the capability approach be paternalistic? Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Libertarian paternalism, nudging, and public policy Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Paternalistic manipulation Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Paternalistic lying and deception Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Epistemic paternalism Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Paternalism and the criminal law Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Paternalism and contract law Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Paternalism and the practitioner/patient relationship Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Deciding for the incompetent Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Paternalism and education Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Paternalism and intimate relationships Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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