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Autonomy: Volume 20, Part 2 Ellen Frankel Paul

Autonomy: Volume 20, Part 2

Ellen Frankel Paul

Published June 30th 2003
ISBN : 9780521534994
Paperback
358 pages
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As a central concept in moral and political philosophy, autonomy is generally understood as some form of self-governance or self-direction. Certain Stoics, modern philosophers such as Spinoza, and, most importantly, Immanuel Kant, are among theMoreAs a central concept in moral and political philosophy, autonomy is generally understood as some form of self-governance or self-direction. Certain Stoics, modern philosophers such as Spinoza, and, most importantly, Immanuel Kant, are among the great philosophers who have offered important insights on the concept. Some theorists analyze autonomy as it relates to the self being moved by its higher-order desires. Others argue that it must be understood as it relates to acting from reason or from a sense of moral duty independent of passion. The essays in this volume analyze the concept and role of autonomy in philosophy as well as their implications in public policy.