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The Theory and Practice of Autonomy : Cambridge Studies in Philosophy - Gerald Dworkin

The Theory and Practice of Autonomy

Cambridge Studies in Philosophy

Paperback Published: 12th December 1988
ISBN: 9780521357678
Number Of Pages: 188

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This important new book develops a new concept of autonomy. The notion of autonomy has emerged as central to contemporary moral and political philosophy, particularly in the area of applied ethics. Professor Dworkin examines the nature and value of autonomy and used the concept to analyze various practical moral issues such as proxy consent in the medical context, paternalism, and entrapment by law enforcement officials.

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'Issues about autonomy are fundamental in ethics. Dworkin provides an excellent introduction to those issues, and I do not know of any book length discussion of a comparable sort.' Gilbert Harman, Princeton University

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Theory
The nature of autonomyp. 3
The value of autonomyp. 21
Moral autonomyp. 34
Autonomy, science, and moralityp. 48
Is more choice better than less?p. 62
Practice
Consent, representation, and proxy consentp. 85
Autonomy and informed consentp. 100
Paternalism: some second thoughtsp. 121
The serpent beguiled me and I did eat: entrapment and the creation of crimep. 130
Behavior control and designp. 150
Epiloguep. 161
Bibliographyp. 167
Indexp. 171
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ISBN: 9780521357678
ISBN-10: 0521357675
Series: Cambridge Studies in Philosophy
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 12th December 1988
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.1 x 14.02  x 1.19
Weight (kg): 0.25

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