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Unformatted text preview: 2-15-11Paternalism and LibertyoLaws that restrict a person freedom for his/her own goodoPromote morals, health, safety, economic well-beingPromoting MoralityProhibition, prostitution, gambling, marriage, indecent exposureoSexual behavior, Divorce, Adultery, Polygamy, PornographyPromoting Health and SafetySeat belts, traffic signals, drug abuse, building codes, oDrug use, helmet use, seat belts, vaccinations, suicide, self-mutilation, building codes, jaywalking, voluntary euthanasia, professional licensing, hazingPromoting Economic WelfareoMinimum wage, working hours, working conditions, gambling, social security, unemployment insurance, MedicareConservative justificationsoCharacter (Plato, Aristotle)oGood society require virtuous peopleoRequires formation of good habitsoRequires paternalistic laws to guide peopleoLaws not just for adults; to mold children into responsible adultsoTradeoffs (Burke)oPluralism: Liberty is one value among others social order, happiness, prosperity, morality, religion, strength, civility, peace, dignity...
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2012 for the course PHI 2100 taught by Professor Mikepatterson during the Spring '12 term at FSU.
- Spring '12