Persuasion Vs. Coercion

  • 5 minute video.
  • Coercion and Consent should be distinguished from each other based on actual use or threat of use of physical force.
  • Mental force or brainwashing, according to Friedman, cannot be regarded as persuasion except under conditions of physical coercion.
  • Fundamental distinction between coercion and persuasion is on the use of force.
  • If there are alternative channels of persuasion, and if there is a freedom of different views to be done, then coercion cannot be present.
  • Coercion is present when there is only one thing/side without the alternative.
  • If prevented by physical force from doing something, then coercion is present.