Autonomous Agents: From Self-Control to Autonomy

Oup Usa (2001)
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Alfred Mele
Florida State University
Abstract
Autonomous Agents addresses the related topics of self-control and individual autonomy. "Self-control" is defined as the opposite of akrasia-weakness of will. The study of self-control seeks to understand the concept of its own terms, followed by an examination of its bearing on one's actions, beliefs, emotions, and personal values. It goes on to consider how a proper understanding of self-control and its manifestations can shed light on personal autonomy and autonomous behaviour. Perspicuous, objective, and incisive throughout, Alfred Mele makes a convincing case for the value of individual autonomy.
Keywords Autonomy  Belief  Compatibilism  Desire  Ethics  Libertarianism  Politics  Self-control  Social Philosophy
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Call number BJ1533.D49.M45 1995
ISBN(s) 9780195150438
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