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Published: 22 April 2020

248 Pages


ISBN: 9780190087647

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Ethical Autonomy

The Rise of Self-Rule

Lucas Swaine

  • Clarifies the nature and origins of autonomy by distinguishing references to individual autonomy from antiquity and modernity
  • Draws upon historical understandings to provide an idea of autonomy as self-rule
  • Offers an extended critique of personal autonomy with respect to what personal autonomy permits individuals to think, to will, and to become capable of doing
  • Provides a new theory of ethical autonomy by describing how autonomy can successfully be joined with moral character and enliven citizenship

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