The Metaphysics of Autonomy: The Reconciliation of Ancient and Modern Ideals of the Person
Graduate studies at Western
Palgrave Macmillan (2004)
|Abstract||If we want to be autonomous, what do we want? The author shows that contemporary value-neutral and metaphysically economical conceptions of autonomy, such as that of Harry Frankfurt, face a serious problem. Drawing on Plato, Augustine, and Kant, this book provides a sketch of how "ancient" and "modern" can be reconciled to solve it. But at what expense? It turns out that the dominant modern ideal of autonomy cannot do without a costly metaphysics if it is to be coherent.|
|Keywords||Autonomy (Philosophy History Agent (Philosophy History|
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