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Author Clarke, Simon R
Title Foundations of Freedom : Welfare-Based Arguments Against Paternalism
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (146 pages)
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computer c rdamedia
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Series Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy Ser
Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy Ser
Note Front Cover -- Foundations of Freedom -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. Pleasure and Desire -- 2. Self-Development -- 3. Autonomy -- 4. Social Forms -- 5. Endorsement -- 6. Activeness and Intention -- 7. Trust -- 8. Summary and Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
What makes individual freedom valuable? People have always believed in freedom, have sought it, and have sometimes fought and died for it. The belief that it is something to be valued is widespread. But does this belief have a rational foundation? This book examines answers to these questions that are based on the welfare of the person whose freedom is at stake. There are various conceptions of a worthwhile life, a life that is valuable for the person whose life it is. These conceptions will be examined to see whether they are plausible and what their connection, if any, is to freedom. Are they compelling foundations for freedom? Does freedom make a person's life better or would his/her welfare be advanced by restricting freedom?
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Clarke, Simon R. Foundations of Freedom : Welfare-Based Arguments Against Paternalism London : Taylor & Francis Group,c2012 9780415622370
Subject Individualism.;Liberty.;Paternalism.;Autonomy
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