Graduate studies at Western
Res Publica 13 (4):441-458 (2007)
|Abstract||The philosophical debate on paternalism is conducted as if the property of being paternalistic should be attributed to actions. Actions are typically deemed to be paternalistic if they amount to some kind of interference with a person and if the rationale for the action is the good of the person interfered with. This focus on actions obscures the normative issues involved. In particular, it makes it hard to provide an analysis of the traditional liberal resistance to paternalism. Given the fact that actions most often have mixed rationales, it is not clear how we should categorize and evaluate interfering actions for which only part of the rationale is the good of the person. The preferable solution is to attribute the property of being paternalistic not to actions, but to compounds of reasons and actions. The framework of action–reasons provides the tools for distinguishing where exactly paternalism lies in the complex web of reasons and actions.|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Cynthia Macdonald (2004). Self-Knowledge and the First Person. In M. Sie, Marc Slors & B. Van den Brink (eds.), Reasons of One's Own. Ashgate.
Franklin G. Miller & Alan Wertheimer (2007). Facing Up to Paternalism in Research Ethics. Hastings Center Report 37 (3):24-34.
Thaddeus Mason Pope, Is Public Health Paternalism Really Never Justified? A Response to Joel Feinberg.
Paul Turner Hershey (1985). A Definition for Paternalism. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 10 (2):171-182.
Carson Strong (1984). Paternalism in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 5 (1).
Kalle Grill (2011). Paternalism. In Ruth Chadwick (ed.), Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics. Academic Press.
Kalle Grill (2010). Anti-Paternalism and Invalidation of Reasons. Public Reason 2 (2):3-20.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads121 ( #5,395 of 739,375 )
Recent downloads (6 months)54 ( #1,006 of 739,375 )
How can I increase my downloads?