Liberty PP3 - Philosophy 221 Contemporary Moral Issues...

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Philosophy 221: Contemporary Moral Issues Mill’s Harm Principle & Drug Prohibition
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Mill’s Harm Principle Society may restrict a person’s liberty only to prevent direct harm to others. (Mill p. 146) Harm Principle allows interference with other- regarding actions but not self-regarding actions. Some exceptions to the Harm Principle: 1. Harmful self-regarding actions of children 2. Harmful self-regarding actions done out of ignorance 3. Voluntarily selling yourself into slavery
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