Autonomy and the Self: 118 (Philosophical Studies Series) by Michael Kühler,Nadja Jelinek

By Michael Kühler,Nadja Jelinek

This quantity addresses the complicated interaction among the stipulations of an agent’s own autonomy and the structure of her self in mild of 2 influential historical past assumptions: a libertarian thesis in response to which it really is crucial for private autonomy which will decide on freely how one’s self is formed, at the one hand, and a line of suggestion following specially the seminal paintings of Harry Frankfurt in accordance with which own autonomy inevitably rests on an already sufficiently formed self, nonetheless. Given this conceptual framework, a couple of influential elements inside present debate should be addressed in a brand new and illuminating mild: as a result, the volume’s contributions diversity from 1) discussing basic conceptual interconnections among own autonomy and freedom of the desire, 2) addressing the precise position and knowing of other own features, e.g. Frankfurt’s proposal of volitional must haves, commitments to norms and beliefs, feelings, the phenomenon of weak spot of will, and psychocorporeal facets, three) and eventually bearing in mind social affects, that are mentioned when it comes to their skill to buttress, to weaken, or perhaps to function useful preconditions of non-public autonomy and the forming of one’s self. the quantity therefore presents readers with an in depth and newest dialogue of assorted influential strands of present philosophical debate at the subject. it really is of equivalent curiosity to all these already engaged within the debate in addition to to readers attempting to get an up to date evaluate or searching for a textbook to take advantage of in courses.

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