Social Theory and Practice 41 (4):644-667 (2015)

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Andres Moles
Central European University
Abstract
In this article I argue that anti-perfectionist liberals can accept nudging in certain areas: in particular, they can accept nudges aimed at helping people to discharge their nonenforceable duties, and to secure personal autonomy. I claim that nudging is not disrespectful since it does not involve a comparative negative judgment on people’s ability to pursue their plans, and that the judgments that motivate nudging are compatible with treating citizens as free and equal. I also claim that despite being sometimes manipulative, nudging is easy to resist and so it can be employed to pursue legitimate goals.
Keywords nudging  manipulation  duties  anti-perfectionism   respect  liberalism
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ISBN(s) 0037-802X
DOI 10.5840/soctheorpract201541435
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