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John Stuart Mill on Paternalism - Dictionary of Arguments

Höffe I 353
Paternalism/MillVsPaternalism/Mill/Höffe: As an uncompromising opponent of all state paternalism, Mill considers neither the physical nor the moral self-interest a sufficient justification for public action. The philosopher is not so naive,
Höfe I 354
to apply this principle to all people, even children or young people. He explicitly refers only to "people with fully developed abilities", more precisely to those who "the law speaks of maturely as men and women".


1. J.St. Mill. On Liberty, 1859


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Mill I
John St. Mill
A System of Logic, Ratiocinative and Inductive, London 1843
German Edition:
Von Namen, aus: A System of Logic, London 1843
In
Eigennamen, Ursula Wolf, Frankfurt/M. 1993

Mill II
J. St. Mill
Utilitarianism: 1st (First) Edition Oxford 1998

Höffe I
Otfried Höffe
Geschichte des politischen Denkens München 2016


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