Bioethics. 1992 Jan; 6(1): 28-34.
Bayer accuses me of wrongly claiming that he holds a negative thesis about the role that the liberal emphasis on privacy rights has had on AIDS public health policy. In his reply to my review essay, he denies holding such a thesis and, moreover, makes the stronger claim that his position is sympathetic to liberalism, or at least to some versions of it. Although I appreciate Bayer's efforts to clarify his views about liberalism and a "culture of restraint and responsibility", it is clear to me that our differences are related not to a misunderstanding on my part, but to a fundamental disagreement concerning what liberalism as a political philosophy is, and what public policy implications it entails in the case of AIDS....
Aids; Autonomy; Behavior Control; Culture; Dangerousness; Decision Making; Education; Freedom; Government; Government Regulation; Health; Health Education; Health Promotion; Homosexuals; Illness; Paternalism; Philosophy; Privacy; Public Health; Public Policy; Regulation; Review; Rights; Self Induced Illness; Sexuality; Values;
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