Cripps, Elizabeth (2007). "Defending Capabilities: more than unrestricted preference satisfaction; less than unacceptable paternalism1" Paper presented at the 4th annual conference of the HDCA, 18-20 September 2007, New York, USA.

The aim of this paper is to sketch a version of the capabilities approach, as identifying the components of, or conditions for, human flourishing, which neither collapses into a preference satisfaction account, nor becomes unacceptably paternalistic. Call this the Preference-or-Paternalism Puzzle (PPP), and the two components of the complaint the Preferences Accusation and the Paternalism Accusation.