John Christman, Joel Anderson's Autonomy and the Challenges to Liberalism: New Essays PDF

By John Christman, Joel Anderson

ISBN-10: 0511109806

ISBN-13: 9780511109805

ISBN-10: 0521839513

ISBN-13: 9780521839518

In recent times the recommendations of person autonomy and political liberalism were the topics of severe debate, yet those discussions have happened mostly inside of separate educational disciplines. Autonomy and the demanding situations to Liberalism comprises essays dedicated to foundational questions relating to either the suggestion of the self reliant self and the character and justification of liberalism. Written by means of best figures in ethical, criminal and political idea, the amount covers inter alia the next subject matters: the character of the self and its relation to autonomy, the social dimensions of autonomy and the political dynamics of recognize and popularity, and the concept that of autonomy underlying the rules of liberalism.

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In contrast, I would never choose to be terrorized into fulfilling my charitable obligations. Finally, the City Harvest Robin Hood is a stranger, and this mugger could not have known whether I needed that money for some other compelling purpose. But the self-as-relational and the self-as-embodied are not strangers. Indeed, they are more than acquaintances. 12 The same goes for the self-as-social and the self-as-divided. All in all, then, the gulf between me and effective agentic power seems far wider in the City Harvest Robin Hood scenario than it does in my real-life experiences.

See, for example, Marina Oshana, “Personal Autonomy and Society,” The Journal of Social Philosophy 29 ( 1998): 81–102. 5. For a general discussion of the concept of autonomy, see Bernard Berofsky, Liberation from Self. html; Gerald Dworkin, The Theory and Practice of Autonomy. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1988; Lawrence Haworth, Autonomy: An Essay in Philosophical Psychology and Ethics. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1986; Richard Lindley, Autonomy. Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press International, 1986; Catriona Mackenzie and Natalie Stoljar, “Introduction: Autonomy Refigured,” in Relational Autonomy: Feminist Perspectives on Autonomy, Agency, and the Social Self.

VII Conclusion This attention to the relationship between different conceptions of autonomy and the requirements of public deliberation brings to the fore a set of themes that weave through virtually all of the papers in this volume. In what ways can autonomy be defined so as to take seriously the broad multiplicity of value orientations, modes of reasoning and reflection, conceptions of identity, and approaches to politics and social life that mark the modern condition? And how can respect for autonomy take seriously the way that identities as well as abilities to pursue values and relationships are fundamentally structured by the social dynamics one finds oneself within, social dynamics whose very structure ought to be the subject of politics?

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