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International Journal of Applied Philosophy

Volume 31, Issue 2, Fall 2017

Rodney C. Roberts
Pages 217-225

The Idea of an Age of Majority

This paper gives a brief history of the idea of an age of majority and argues that no age of majority should exceed the fighting age, i.e., the age at which a person becomes eligible to serve in (or liable to conscription into) a military unit. Several objections to the proposed constraint on ages of majority are raised and answered.

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