Objections to Autonomy‐Facilitating Education

Harry Brighouse

in School Choice and Social Justice

Published in print December 2002 | ISBN: 9780199257874
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598845 | DOI:
 Objections to Autonomy‐Facilitating Education

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Responds to a series of objections to the argument for autonomy‐facilitating education, including objections from parental rights (put by Charles Fried), from religious freedom, from cultural rights, and from neutrality. It discusses further objections, which take the need for autonomy seriously, from William Galston and Shelley Burtt. It contains a detailed discussion of the Yoder versus Wisconsin case, in which Old Order Amish parents successfully claimed the right to withdraw their children from any form of schooling at the age of 14.

Keywords: Amish; autonomy; Shelley Burtt; cultural rights; Charles Fried; William Galston; neutrality; parental rights; religious freedom; Wisconsin; Yoder

Chapter.  12531 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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