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Because it is the importance of exercising one's deliberativecapacities that explains the importance of certain liberties, the usualreason for recognizing liberties provides an argument against extendingliberties to do things that will permanently undermine one's futureexercise of those same capacities. In this case, an exception to theusual prohibition on paternalism is motivated by appeal to the verysame deliberative values that explain the usual prohibition. So thisseems to be a principled exception to the usual prohibition onpaternalism. We might call these autonomy-enhancing forms ofpaternalism.
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The ground for thus limiting his power of voluntarily disposing ofhis own lot is apparent, and is very clearly seen in this extreme case.… [B]y selling himself for a slave, he abdicates his liberty; heforegoes any future use of it beyond that single act. He, therefore,defeats in his own case, the very purpose which is the justification ofallowing him to dispose of himself. (V 11)