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New Perspectives on Paternalism and Health Care

  • Thomas Schramme

Part of the Library of Ethics and Applied Philosophy book series (LOET, volume 35)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Thomas Schramme
    Pages 1-14
  3. Paternalism and Anti-paternalism: Conceptual and Theoretical Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Gerald Dworkin
      Pages 17-29
    3. Dominik Düber
      Pages 31-45
    4. Kalle Grill
      Pages 47-63
  4. Justifying and Rejecting Paternalism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Douglas Husak
      Pages 67-86
    3. Kristin Voigt
      Pages 87-100
    4. Roxanna Lynch
      Pages 115-125
    5. Norbert Paulo
      Pages 127-141
  5. Paternalism in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

  6. Paternalism and Public Health

About this book


This work sets the stage regarding debates about paternalism and health care for years to come. The anthology is organized around four parts: i) The concept of paternalism and theoretical issues regarding the idea of anti-paternalism, ii) strategies for justifying different forms of paternalism, iii) paternalism in psychiatry and psychotherapy, iv) paternalism and public health, and v) paternalism and reproductive medicine. Medical paternalism was arguably one of the main drivers of debates in medical ethics and has led to a wide acknowledgement of the value of patient autonomy. However, more recent developments in health care, such as the increasing significance of public health measures and the commercialization of medical services, have led to new social circumstances and hence to the need to rethink issues regarding paternalism. This work provides an invaluable source for many scholars and practitioners, since it deals in new and original ways with one of the main and oldest issue in health care ethics.​


New Perspectives on Paternalism Paternalism and Anti-Paternalism Paternalism and Health Care Paternalism and Public Health Paternalism and Reproductive Medicine Paternalism in Psychiatry

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas Schramme
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyHamburg UniversityHamburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title New Perspectives on Paternalism and Health Care
  • Editors Thomas Schramme
  • Series Title Library of Ethics and Applied Philosophy
  • Series Abbreviated Title Library Ethics, Philosophy
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Philosophy and Religion (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-17959-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-35473-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-17960-5
  • Series ISSN 1387-6678
  • Series E-ISSN 2215-0323
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 299
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Ethics
    Theory of Medicine/Bioethics
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