Paternalism

[Revised entry by Gerald Dworkin on June 4, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Paternalism is the interference of a state or an individual with another person, against their will, and
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[Revised entry by Gerald Dworkin on June 4, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Paternalism is the interference of a state or an individual with another person, against their will, and defended or motivated by a claim that the person interfered with will be better off or protected from harm. The issue of paternalism arises with respect to restrictions by the law such as anti-drug legislation, the compulsory wearing of seatbelts, and in medical contexts by the withholding of relevant information...

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