Hypatia 37 (1):97-110 (2022)

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Ji-Young Lee
University of Copenhagen
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Ascribing autonomous status to agents is a valuable practice. As such, we ought to care about how we engage in practices of autonomy ascription. However, disagreement between first-personal experiences of an agent's autonomy and third-personal determinations of their autonomy presents challenges of ethical and epistemic concern. My view is that insights from a dialogical rather than nondialogical account of autonomy give us the resources to combat the challenges associated with autonomy ascription. I draw on Andrea Westlund's account of dialogical autonomy—on which autonomy requires a dialogical disposition to hold oneself answerable to external critical perspectives—to make my case.
Keywords Autonomy  Personal Autonomy  Relational Autonomy  Feminist Theory  Oppression  Answerability
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DOI 10.1017/hyp.2021.81
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