Are Adaptive Preferences Unchosen?

Khader, Serene (2007). "Are Adaptive Preferences Unchosen?" Paper presented at the 4th annual conference of the HDCA, 18-20 September 2007, New York, USA.

This paper is part of a larger project that argues against the claim that a commitment to liberalism requires leaving persons’ existing preferences intact, even if they are oppressive.Here, I propose and examine one potential way of justifying public intervention in the lives of persons with adaptive preferences.
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