Between Autonomy and State Regulation: J.S. Mill's Elastic Paternalism

@article{CohenAlmagor2012BetweenAA,
  title={Between Autonomy and State Regulation: J.S. Mill's Elastic Paternalism},
  author={R. Cohen-Almagor},
  journal={Philosophy},
  year={2012},
  volume={87},
  pages={557-582}
}
  • R. Cohen-Almagor
  • Published 2012
  • Sociology
  • Philosophy
  • This paper analyses J.S. Mill's theory on the relationships between individual autonomy and State powers. It will be argued that there is a significant discrepancy between Mill's general liberal statements aimed to secure individual largest possible autonomy and the specific examples which provide the government with quite wide latitude for interference in the public and private spheres. The paper outlines the boundaries of government interference in the Millian theory. Subsequently it… CONTINUE READING
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