Liberalism and Prostitution (Oxford Political Philosophy)

Liberalism and Prostitution (Oxford Political Philosophy)
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Date: 2009-12-08
ISBN-10: 0195383249
ISBN-13: 9780195383249
Language: English
Pages: 208
Added: 2013-05-20 03:40:10

Civil libertarians characterize prostitution as a "victimless crime," and argue that it ought to be legalized. Feminist critics counter that prostitution is not victimless, since it harms the people who do it. Civil libertarians respond that most women freely choose to do this work, and that it is paternalistic for the government to limit a person’s liberty for her own good. In this book Peter de Marneffe argues that although most prostitution is voluntary, paternalistic prostitution laws in some form are nonetheless morally justifiable. If prostitution is commonly harmful in the way that feminist critics maintain, then this argument for prostitution laws is not objectionably moralistic and some prostitution laws violate no one’s rights. Paternalistic prostitution laws in some form are therefore consistent with the fundamental principles of contemporary liberalism. Show more Show less f6b12638c6333bf6dc8a7a76e67f22a0] Size: (978.79 KB) [/code]2e38244d6bbbdc5b7e90cdc6ce4b25c7] Bad link [/code]File name: 0195383249.pdf File size: 978.79 KB

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