CFP: What, If Anything, Is Wrong with Paternalism?

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Call-Bezeichnung: Call for Papers
Deadline: May 31, 2016
Name der Publikation: Moral Philosophy & Politiics

Moral Philosophy And Politics

Call for Papers: What, if anything, is wrong with paternalism?

Until not so long ago, “paternalism” was commonly used as a term of disparagement. In the course of debates ensuing from the publication of Nudge by Thaler and Sunstein, however, a more multifarious picture began to emerge. Philosophers claiming that at least some forms of paternalistic intervention are permissible, maybe even morally required, are no rarity any more. More recently, Sarah Conly’s book Against Autonomy even went a step further than Thaler and Sunstein and defended not only the skilful design of choice architectures but the head-on use of coercion in order to protect people from their ill-conceived plans and choices. Autonomy, Conly says, is overrated. 

The Founding Editors of Moral Philosophy and Politics plan to publish a special issue on this highly relevant topic.

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