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Paternalism: Paternalism is the interference of the state or an individual with another person's liberty or autonomy, against their will, with the intention of promoting their own good or averting harm. See also Interventions, State, Power, Society.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Friedrich A. von Hayek on Paternalism - Dictionary of Arguments

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Paternalism/Hayek: Problem: People can have conflicting preferences. It is the question of how the state should know the 'true' preferences of those affected ("presumption of knowledge"(1)) and whether interventions in very private decisions can really be legitimized individually or with human dignity.

1. F. A. Hayek, 1975. Die Anmaßung von Wissen. ORDO – Jahrbuch für die Ordnung von Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft 26: 12– 21.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Hayek I
Friedrich A. Hayek
The Road to Serfdom: Text and Documents--The Definitive Edition (The Collected Works of F. A. Hayek, Volume 2) Chicago 2007

Mause I
Karsten Mause
Christian Müller
Klaus Schubert,
Politik und Wirtschaft: Ein integratives Kompendium Wiesbaden 2018

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