Harm to Self
This is the third volume of Joel Feinberg's highly regarded The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law, a four-volume series in which Feinberg skillfully addresses a complex question: What kinds of conduct may the state make criminal without infringing on the moral autonomy of individual citizens? In Harm to Self, Feinberg offers insightful commentary into various notions attached to self-inflicted harm, covering such topics as legal paternalism, personal sovereignty and its boundaries, voluntariness and assumptions of risk, consent and its counterfeits, coercive force, incapacity, and choice of death.
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HARM TO SELF 1y Legal Paternalism
Types of paternalistic coercive laws
Hard and soft paternalism
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Harm to Self
Tucson Joel Feinberg Professor of Philosophy University of Arizona
Limited preview - 1986
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