Paternalism and Perfectionism
By (author) Francis H. Buckley
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Fair Governance by Francis H. Buckley
Book DescriptionFair Governance: The Enforcement of Morals is a study of legal interference with individual preferences and will canvass the interdisciplinary literature in economics, psychology, philosophy, and law. It discusses the particular conditions necessary for the state to legally interfere with our freedom of choice, whether it be to either satisfy our individual pursuit of happiness (perfectionism) or to prevent us from making immoral choices (paternalism). Relatively few philosophers know much of the parallel literature on this central problem of ethics; while many legal scholars are acquainted with the psychological literature on judgment biases, they are frequently unfamiliar with the philosophical literature on perfectionism. Francis H. Buckley carefully links these two notions of state power with recent empirical literature on judgment biases and happiness studies and surveys the literature, arguing for a nuanced form of social perfectionism, one which seeks to promote the kind of liberal nationalism found in the United States.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195341263
(243mm x 166mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 26-Mar-2009
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Francis H. Buckley
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Now, for the first time, there is a comprehensive, eminently readable book designed to focus thinking in the area of contract law. This book bridges the gap between law and economics.
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Author Biography - Francis H. Buckley
Professor Francis H. Buckley is the Foundation Professor and Director of the Law and Economics Center at George Mason School of Law.
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