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Eldar Sarajlic
Borough of Manhattan Community College (CUNY)
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This paper critically examines Alan Patten’s theory of neutrality of treatment. It argues that the theory assumes an inadequate conception of personal autonomy that undermines its plausibility. Because of this assumption the theory is unable to account for various configurations of power that work against personal autonomy. However, I suggest that the theory can resolve the problem by developing and reinterpreting its conception of autonomy and introducing an additional strategy for addressing the power misbalances that result from the market-based interactions between individuals and their conceptions of the good.
Keywords neutrality  autonomy  power  Patten
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DOI 10.1080/13698230.2016.1253160
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