The Resource The perversion of autonomy : the proper uses of coercion and constraints in a liberal society, Willard Gaylin, Bruce Jennings

The perversion of autonomy : the proper uses of coercion and constraints in a liberal society, Willard Gaylin, Bruce Jennings

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The perversion of autonomy : the proper uses of coercion and constraints in a liberal society
Title
The perversion of autonomy
Title remainder
the proper uses of coercion and constraints in a liberal society
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Willard Gaylin, Bruce Jennings
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Language
eng
Summary
Civilization depends on the community's right to insist on certain conduct from its citizens. But today, a misguided reverence for individual freedom has denied the community this right, to the detriment of everyone. In the hallowed name of freedom, Americans have sanctified and legislated individual rights to a point that defies all common sense and offends all accepted principles of decency. Combining insights from modern psychological and political theory, best-selling author Willard Gaylin and co-author Bruce Jennings argue powerfully that we in America are now beginning to see the dark side of a decadent, overripe individualism. That individualism - once the glory of our democracy - has been extended and distorted to the point where it now threatens the very institutions that are necessary to support it. Gaylin and Jennings tell us that we must change the everyday behavior shaping the landscape of modern American society. Our current culture of autonomy is predicated on rationality as the basis of human conduct. But, we are reminded here, man is not inherently rational; appeals to emotion are far more effective than logical argument in changing our conduct. Thus, in order to motivate socially desirable behavior, society has not just the right but the duty to invoke fear, shame, and guilt, as well as pride. Persuasion and even direct coercion have claims to moral legitimacy. The authors show us, through their compelling arguments and examples, specific coercions that must be put into place if we are to stop the undermining of our democratic way of life and to preserve a free and liberal society
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Gaylin, Willard
Index
index present
LC call number
JC599.U5
LC item number
G36 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1949-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Jennings, Bruce
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  • Individualism
  • Libertarianism
  • Civil society
  • Social ethics
  • Involuntary treatment
  • Civil society
  • Individualism
  • Involuntary treatment
  • Libertarianism
  • Social ethics
  • Autonomie (algemeen)
  • Dwang
  • Liberalisme
  • Individualismus
  • Zwang
  • Gesellschaft
  • Freiheit
  • Grundrecht
  • Beschränkung
  • United States
  • USA
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The perversion of autonomy : the proper uses of coercion and constraints in a liberal society, Willard Gaylin, Bruce Jennings
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https://archive.org/details/perversionofauto00gayl
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-256) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 270 pages
Isbn
9780684827841
Lccn
96002175
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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  • (OCoLC)34117314
  • (OCoLC)ocm34117314
Label
The perversion of autonomy : the proper uses of coercion and constraints in a liberal society, Willard Gaylin, Bruce Jennings
Link
https://archive.org/details/perversionofauto00gayl
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-256) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 270 pages
Isbn
9780684827841
Lccn
96002175
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34117314
  • (OCoLC)ocm34117314

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