Oxford University Press (1995)
|Abstract||This book addresses two related topics: self-control and individual autonomy. In approaching these issues, Mele develops a conception of an ideally self-controlled person, and argues that even such a person can fall short of personal autonomy. He then examines what needs to be added to such a person to yield an autonomous agent and develops two overlapping answers: one for compatibilist believers in human autonomy and one for incompatibilists. While remaining neutral between those who hold that autonomy is compatible with determinism and those who deny this, Mele shows that belief that there are autonomous agents is better grounded than belief that there are not|
|Keywords||Autonomy Belief Compatibilism Desire Ethics Libertarianism Politics Self-control Social Philosophy|
|Buy the book||$25.31 used (37% off) $27.94 new (31% off) $31.94 direct from Amazon (21% off) Amazon page|
|Call number||BJ1533.D49.M45 1995|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Stefaan E. Cuypers (2006). The Trouble with Externalist Compatibilist Autonomy. Philosophical Studies 129 (2):171-196.
Alfred R. Mele (2008). Agnostic Autonomism. In James Stacey Taylor (ed.), Personal Autonomy: New Essays on Personal Autonomy and its Role in Contemporary Moral Philosophy.
Alfred R. Mele (2005). Agnostic Autonomism Revisited. In J. Stacey Taylor (ed.), Personal Autonomy: New Essays on Personal Autonomy and Its Role in Contemporary Moral Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.
John Ranieri (1996). Mele, Alfred R. Autonomous Agents: From Self Control to Autonomy. The Review of Metaphysics 50 (2):416-418.
Randolph Clarke (2001). Autonomous Agents: From Self-Control to Autonomy. Alfred R. Mele. [REVIEW] Mind 110 (439):792-796.
James Rocha (2011). Autonomy Within Subservient Careers. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 14 (3):313-328.
Sarah Buss, Personal Autonomy. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Terrance McConnell (1997). Book Review:Autonomous Agents: From Self-Control to Autonomy. Alfred R. Mele. [REVIEW] Ethics 107 (2):346-.
Elizabeth Sperry (2009). Autonomy Luck. Social Philosophy Today 25:165-178.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads44 ( #25,872 of 556,803 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #64,847 of 556,803 )
How can I increase my downloads?