Liberty and Paternalism

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Philosophy

 

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Timothy L

 

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July 31, 2013

 

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If a person is harmed then their sovereignty no longer exists because it is the foundational position of power. Children and those who are unable to care for themselves are allowed to be interfered with beyond the harm principle due to the fact that they could possibly harm themselves unintentionally and therefore cannot have sovereignty over self (p...
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Furthermore, Mill states that one may accept despotism over barbarians if the end result is their betterment; this implies that barbarians are of "nonage" and cannot be sovereign over self (p.198 ). As soon as people are capable of deciding for themselves they should then be given liberty from authority...
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