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Relational Autonomy : Feminist Perspectives on Autonomy, Agency, and the Social Self - Catriona Mackenzie

Relational Autonomy

Feminist Perspectives on Autonomy, Agency, and the Social Self

By: Catriona Mackenzie (Editor), Natalie Stoljar (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st February 2000
ISBN: 9780195123333
Number Of Pages: 328

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This collection of original essays explores the social and relational dimensions of individual autonomy. Rejecting the feminist charge that autonomy is inherently masculinist, the contributors draw on feminist critiques of autonomy to challenge and enrich contemporary philosophical debates about agency, identity, and moral responsibility. The essays analyze the complex ways in which oppression can impair an agent's capacity for autonomy, and investigate connections, neglected by standard accounts, between autonomy and other aspects of the agent, including self-conception, self-worth, memory, and the imagination.

Introduction: Autonomy refigured
Autonomy and the Social
Autonomy, social disruption and women
Autonomy and the social self
Feeling crazy: self worth and the social character of responsibility
Autonomy and the feminist intuition
Individuals, responsibility and the philosophical imagination
Imagining oneself otherwise
Intersectional identity and the authentic self?: Opposites attract
The perversion of autonomy and the subjection of women: discourses of social advocacy at century's end
Relational Autonomy in Context
Choice and control in feminist bioethics
Autonomy and interdependence: quandaries in genetic decision-making
Relational autonomy, self-trust, and health care for patients who are oppressed
Relational autonomy and freedom of expression
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ISBN: 9780195123333
ISBN-10: 0195123336
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 1st February 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.77 x 16.2  x 2.62
Weight (kg): 0.58