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Philosophy 221: Contemporary Moral IssuesMill’s Harm Principle & Drug Prohibition
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Mill’s Harm Principle•Society may restrict a person’s liberty only to prevent direct harmto 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 children2.Harmful self-regarding actions done out of ignorance3.Voluntarily selling yourself into slavery