“How doe we reconcile the fact that it is neither immoral nor illegal for adults to drink alcohol with the fact that voluntary intoxication attracts criminal liability?”
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- Thread Starter
- 15-04-2016 21:11
- 20-04-2016 22:54
i'd draw on the idea of personal responsibility and autonomy - it is okay to drink , but if your intoxication affects others then you're held liable. this draws a balance between personal responsibility in society (i.e. towards others) and autonomy (i.e. in choosing to get drunk)