based argument in “Autonomy, toleration, and the harm principle. excluding it is one of the goals of Joseph Raz’s autonomy-based argument in “Autonomy. Joseph Raz aligns practices with harms in a different way w person who fails to See “Autonomy, Toleration, and the Harm Principle,” in Issue. Philosophy, ed. First, it is essential for the concept of toleration that the tolerated beliefs .. Raz, J. , , “Autonomy, Toleration, and the Harm Principle,” in S.
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When is equal respect called for and what exactly does it imply with respect to, for example, norms of gender equality see Okin et al.
It thus turns an unacceptable prejudice into an ethical judgment. It is only the fourth argument that would show the illegitimacy of the imaginary legislator’s actions.
Autonomy, toleration and the harm principle Digitised. Preventing people from pursuing bad options is in principle consistent with the value of autonomy, since autonomy is only valuable insofar as it is tooeration in pursuit of good options. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
For is not the principle precisely aimed at imposing principled limits on the law, ruling out justifications based on the goodness or worthiness of options? The prohibition of alcohol consumption may merely drive consumption underground, failing in its purpose and succeeding only in adding to the stock of societal harms as further criminality incident on the prohibition grows.
The debate is set to continue for some time yet.
Freedom and Autonomy
Raz’s account I think succeeds in establishing the very great significance of autonomy in political morality. So you must restrict your views only to those others who share your views, not impose them on everyone else.
It was the purpose of the last section to examine the latter view. Only while Pennant was playing he was in the process of serving a sentence following his conviction for a drink-driving offence. George’s argument is perfectly public, it can be placed in terms of the right rather than the good; qua argument against homicide, it violates no neutrality constraint. You can filter on reading intentions from the listas well as view them within your profile.
There are limits to what the law can achieve because some of its tools are blunt. I actually suspect, to be sure, that any attempt to coerce gambling along these lines would have many negative side-effects and for this reason should not be pursued in practice, but this would largely be due to practical and means-ends limits rather than any matter of principle.
If this objection component cf. In general the kind of neutrality most often supported by the proponents of this view is neutrality of justification, rather than neutrality of effect. Perhaps this judgement is wrong.
Open access to the SEP is made possible by a world-wide funding initiative. Some branches are lopped off by the tree surgeon for the health of the tree. Your reading intentions are private to you and will not be shown to other users. What role do past injustices play in weighing claims for recognition, and how much room can there be for autonomous forms of life in a deeply pluralistic society TullyWilliams ? Montesquieu,Persian LettersC. Whether they are to be PersecutedR. To explore the first, convention-based argument, let us consider a thesis of Meir Dan-Cohen’s, with a similar structure to that of Raz, but with a very different, indeed inconsistent, conclusion.
In his elaborate argument against the use of force in matters of religion, Bayle does not primarily take recourse to the idea that religious conscience must not and cannot be forced, for he was aware of the powerful Augustinian arguments against both points cf. The protestant humanist Sebastian Castellio attacks the intolerance of both Catholic and Calvinist practices and argues for the freedom of conscience and reason as prerequisites of true faith.
Rawls11, Fletcher Earlier another strand of thinking about the limits of the law, that the law must remain neutral between different understandings of the nature of the good, was briefly noted.
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But first a word about Mill’s original grounding of the hagm. And much of this disagreement cannot simply be blamed on the bloody-mindedness of some or on those biased in favour of themselves, their families or groups. Still, the search for common elements is a central, increasingly important topic in toleration discourses. Legal officials at various times and in various places have objectives and they need to find the best way of achieving them.
This would, however, be to cut down severely the job description of the sort of limitation principle that has been sought by means of the harm principle. The State may legitimately stop A from beating up B, even though this limits his freedom of action, because this prevents harm to B, it protects his interest in security. The image of the tree surgeon comes to mind.