NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
ERIC Number: EJ267623
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Should Children Be Subject to Paternalistic Restrictions on their Liberties?
Rosenak, Julia
Journal of Philosophy of Education, v16 n1 p89-96 1982
Examines the justifications for paternalistic restrictions on children's rights. The reason given for restrictions is that children are more likely to harm themselves and cannot promote their own interests due to cognitive and moral deficiencies. The author shows that children are as competent as adults in making reasoned choices. (AM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A