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Paternalism and Contract Law

The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Paternalism, ed. Kalle Grill and Jason Hanna (Abingdon: Routledge, Forthcoming)

TILEC Discussion Paper No. DP 2017-022

35 Pages Posted: 28 May 2017 Last revised: 22 Jun 2017

Péter Cserne

University of Hull; Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC)

Date Written: May 5, 2017

Abstract

This is an overview chapter, forthcoming in The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Paternalism. I suggest a classification of contract law rules and doctrines that are potentially or prima facie paternalistic, as constitutive, procedural, informational and substantive limits to freedom of contract. I also discuss non-paternalistic rationalisations of some of these rules in terms of justice or as responses to externalities and collective action problems.

Keywords: paternalism, freedom of contract, J.S. Mill

JEL Classification: D63, D86, K12

Suggested Citation

Cserne, Péter, Paternalism and Contract Law (May 5, 2017). The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Paternalism, ed. Kalle Grill and Jason Hanna (Abingdon: Routledge, Forthcoming); TILEC Discussion Paper No. DP 2017-022. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2973858 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2973858

Péter Cserne (Contact Author)

Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) ( email )

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University of Hull ( email )

University of Hull School of Law and Politics
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United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.hull.ac.uk/petercserne

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