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1. Title Title of document Voluntary Slavery
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Danny Frederick; United Kingdom
3. Subject Discipline(s) Political Philosophy
3. Subject Keyword(s) slavery, Aristotle, voluntary slave, critical rationality, enforceable slave contracts, essential personal task, natural slave
4. Description Abstract

The permissibility of actions depends upon facts about the flourishing and separateness of persons. Persons differ from other creatures in having the task of discovering for themselves, by conjecture and refutation, what sort of life will fulfil them. Compulsory slavery impermissibly prevents some persons from pursuing this task. However, many people may conjecture that they are natural slaves. Some of these conjectures may turn out to be correct. In consequence, voluntary slavery, in which one person welcomes the duty to fulfil all the commands of another, is permissible. Life-long voluntary slavery contracts are impermissible because of human fallibility; but fixed-term slavery contracts should be legally enforceable. Each person has the temporarily alienable moral right to direct her own life.

5. Publisher Organizing agency, location Universidad Complutense de Madrid
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7. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2014-07-12
8. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
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11. Source Title; vol., no. (year) Las Torres de Lucca. International Journal of Political Philosophy; Vol 3, No 4 (2014): January-June
12. Language English=en en
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