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Autonomy and the Challenges to Liberalism : New Essays - John Christman

Autonomy and the Challenges to Liberalism

New Essays

By: John Christman (Editor), Joel Anderson (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 7th February 2005
ISBN: 9780521839518
Number Of Pages: 400

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In recent years the concepts of individual autonomy and political liberalism have been the subjects of intense debate, but these discussions have occurred largely within separate academic disciplines. Autonomy and the Challenges to Liberalism contains for the first time new essays devoted to foundational questions regarding both the notion of the autonomous self and the nature and justification of liberalism. Written by leading figures in moral, legal and political theory, the volume covers inter alia the following topics: the nature of the self and its relation to autonomy, the social dimensions of autonomy and the political dynamics of respect and recognition, and the concept of autonomy underlying the principles of liberalism.

'... I believe that this volume makes an important contribution both to liberal political theory and to the theory of autonomous agency by bringing together articles that address the concept of autonomy from a variety of theoretical perspectives, using a diverse range of methodologies. The volume ought to contribute to the cross-pollination of the various literatures involved.' David Copp, University of Florida

Introduction
The Self-Conceptions of the Autonomous Self
Decentralizing autonomy: five faces of selfhood
The self as narrator
Autonomy and self identity
The Interpersonal-Personal Authority and Interpersonal Recognition
Taking ownership: authority and voice in autonomous agency
Autonomy, vulnerability, recognition, and justice
Autonomy and male dominance
The Social-Public Policy and Liberal Principles
Republican virtue, liberal freedom, and the problem of public service
Liberal autonomy and consumer sovereignty
Political liberty: integrating five conceptions of autonomy
The Political-Liberalism, Legitimacy, and Public Reason
Liberalism without agreement: political autonomy and agonistic citizenship
The place of autonomy within liberalism
Moral autonomy and personal autonomy
Autonomy, self-knowledge, and liberal legitimacy
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ISBN: 9780521839518
ISBN-10: 0521839513
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 7th February 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.76