The Perversion of Autonomy: The Proper Uses of Coercion and Constraints in a Liberal Society

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Free Press, 1996 - Philosophy - 270 pages
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Civilization depends on the community's right to insist on certain conduct from its citizens. But today, our misguided reverence for individual freedom has denied the community its right, to the detriment of everyone. In this elegant and trenchant attack on all the "individual rights" laws that are increasingly endangering America, Gaylin and Jennings use tragic and all-too-familiar examples to show the extent to which the individual rights movement has run amok.

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A Self of Ones
29
Land of the Free
52
Seduced by Autonomy
72
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Willard Gaylin, M.D., is the author of fifteen books, inc

Willard Gaylin, M.D., is the author of fifteen books, including "Feelings", "The Killing of Bonnie Garland", and "Theluding "Feelings", "The Killing of Bonnie Garland", and "The Rage Within". A clinical professor of psychology at Columbi Rage Within". A clinical professor of psychology at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, he cofounded of The Haa College of Physicians and Surgeons, he cofounded of The Hastings Center, a research institute for ethical issues in thstings Center, a research institute for ethical issues in the life sciences. e life sciences.

Jennings is Executive Director of The Hastings Center, Briarcliff Manor, New York.

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