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 gentle of 2 influential history assumptions: a libertarian thesis in response to which it really is crucial for private autonomy in an effort to pick out freely how one’s self is formed, at the one hand, and a line of idea following particularly the seminal paintings of Harry Frankfurt in response to which own autonomy unavoidably rests on an already sufficiently formed self, nevertheless. Given this conceptual framework, a few influential elements inside present debate could be addressed in a brand new and illuminating gentle: therefore, the volume’s contributions variety from 1) discussing basic conceptual interconnections among own autonomy and freedom of the desire, 2) addressing the precise function and figuring out of alternative own characteristics, e.g. Frankfurt’s concept of volitional must haves, commitments to norms and beliefs, feelings, the phenomenon of weak point of will, and psychocorporeal features, three) and at last taking into consideration social impacts, that are mentioned when it comes to their skill to buttress, to weaken, or maybe to function invaluable preconditions of private autonomy and the forming of one’s self. the amount therefore offers readers with an in depth and latest dialogue of varied influential strands of present philosophical debate at the subject. it's of equivalent curiosity to all these already engaged within the debate in addition to to readers attempting to get an up to date review or trying to find a textbook to take advantage of in courses.

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