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Further defence of legal age change: a reply to the critics
  1. Joona Räsänen
  1. Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo, Oslo 0315, Norway
  1. Correspondence to Joona Räsänen, Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo, Box 1020 Blindern, 0315 Oslo, Norway; joona.rasanen{at}


In ‘Moral case for legal age change’, I argue that sometimes people should be allowed to change their age. I refute six immediate objections against the view that age change is permissible. I argue that the objections cannot show that legal age change should always be prohibited. In this paper, I consider some further objections against legal age change raised by Iain Brassington, Toni Saad and William Simkulet. I argue that the objections fail to show that age change should never be allowed.

  • legal aspects
  • legal philosophy
  • philosophical ethics
  • public policy
  • social aspects

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  • Contributors JR is the sole author of this paper.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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