Relational Autonomy: Feminist Perspectives on Automony, Agency, and the Social Self

Oxford University Press (2000)
This collection of original essays explores the social and relational dimensions of individual autonomy. Rejecting the feminist charge that autonomy is inherently masculinist, the contributors draw on feminist critiques of autonomy to challenge and enrich contemporary philosophical debates about agency, identity, and moral responsibility. The essays analyze the complex ways in which oppression can impair an agent's capacity for autonomy, and investigate connections, neglected by standard accounts, between autonomy and other aspects of the agent, including self-conception, self-worth, memory, and the imagination.
Keywords Feminist theory  Autonomy  Agent (Philosophy  Self (Philosophy
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Call number HQ1190.R45 2000
ISBN(s) 0195123336   9780195123333  
DOI 10.1353/hyp.2002.0028
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