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Personal Autonomy : New Essays on Personal Autonomy and its Role in Contemporary Moral Philosophy - James Stacey Taylor

Personal Autonomy

New Essays on Personal Autonomy and its Role in Contemporary Moral Philosophy

By: James Stacey Taylor (Editor)


Published: 10th January 2005
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Autonomy has recently become one of the central concepts in contemporary moral philosophy and has generated much debate over its nature and value. This is the first volume to bring together original essays that address the theoretical foundations of the concept of autonomy, as well as essays that investigate the relationship between autonomy and moral responsibility, freedom, political philosophy, and medical ethics. Written by some of the most prominent philosophers working in these areas today, this book represents cutting-edge research on the nature and value of autonomy that will be essential reading for a broad swathe of philosophers as well as many psychologists.

'This collection brings together the most important new work being done on personal autonomy today. Its distinguished list of contributors explain and develop their approaches to the central problems of autonomy both in theory and in practice. This work will surely become the standard textbook on autonomy for philosophy students today.' John Davenport, Fordham University

Introductionp. 1
Planning agency, autonomous agencyp. 33
Autonomy without free willp. 58
Autonomy and the paradox of self-creation : infinite regresses, finite selves, and the limits of authenticityp. 87
Agnostic autonomism revisitedp. 109
Feminist intuitions and the normative substance of autonomyp. 124
Autonomy and personal integrationp. 143
Responsibility, applied ethics, and complex autonomy theoriesp. 162
Autonomy and free agencyp. 183
The relationship between autonomous and morally responsible agencyp. 205
Alternative possibilities, personal autonomy, and moral responsibilityp. 235
Freedom within reasonp. 258
Procedural autonomy and liberal legitimacyp. 277
The concept of autonomy in bioethics : an unwarranted fall from gracep. 299
Who deserves autonomy, and whose autonomy deserves respect?p. 310
Autonomy, diminished life, and the threshold for usep. 330
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ISBN: 9780521837965
ISBN-10: 0521837960
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 362
Published: 10th January 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.7