Jessica Flanigan, associate professor of leadership studies and philosophy, politics, economics and law, speaks about her book Pharmaceutical Freedom on the Free Thoughts podcast, with host Trevor Burrus. In her book, Flanigan, a political philosopher, argues against paternalism in public health.

Flanigan says, "I kind of see it as this, kind of, as continuous with that conversation. And that we should start thinking about rights of that self-medication as continuous with human rights, as continuous with rights to make decisions about your own body. And having a kind of more respectful relationship, between people and their government, in that way."

Pharmaceutical Freedom: Why Patients Have a Right to Self-Medicate, by Jessica Flanigan, is published by Oxford University Press. 

Listen to the full podcast on Free Thoughts.

Associate Professor of Leadership Studies and Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law
Political Philosophy