Moral responsibility and respect for autonomy: Meeting the communitarian challenge

Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 10 (4):337-352 (2000)
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: The principle of respect for autonomy has come under increasing attack both within health care ethics, specifically, and as part of the more general communitarian challenge to predominantly liberal values. This paper will demonstrate the importance of respect for autonomy for the social practice of assigning moral responsibility and for the development of moral responsibility as a virtue. Guided by this virtue, the responsible exercise of autonomy may provide a much-needed connection between the individual and the community
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R. L. Walker (2008). Medical Ethics Needs a New View of Autonomy. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 33 (6):594-608.
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