New York, USA: Oxford University Press USA (2014)

Authors
Mark Piper
James Madison University
Andrea Veltman
James Madison University
Abstract
This collection of new essays examines philosophical issues at the intersection of feminism and autonomy studies. Are autonomy and independence useful goals for women and subordinate persons? Is autonomy possible in contexts of social subordination? Is the pursuit of desires that issue from patriarchal norms consistent with autonomous agency? How do emotions and caring relate to autonomous deliberation? Contributors to this collection answer these questions and others, advancing central debates in autonomy theory by examining basic components, normative commitments, and applications of conceptions of autonomy. Several chapters look at the conditions necessary for autonomous agency and at the role that values and norms -- such as independence, equality, inclusivity, self-respect, care and femininity -- play in feminist theories of autonomy. Whereas some contributing authors focus on dimensions of autonomy that are internal to the mind -- such as deliberative reflection, desires, cares, emotions, self-identities and feelings of self-worth -- several authors address social conditions and practices that support or stifle autonomous agency, often answering questions of practical import. These include such questions as: What type of gender socialization best supports autonomous agency and feminist goals? When does adapting to severely oppressive circumstances, such as those in human trafficking, turn into a loss of autonomy? How are ideals of autonomy affected by capitalism? and How do conceptions of autonomy inform issues in bioethics, such as end-of-life decisions, or rights to bodily self-determination?
Keywords Autonomy  Feminism  Gender
Categories (categorize this paper)
Buy this book Find it on Amazon.com
ISBN(s) 9780199969104   9780199969111   0199969116   0199969108
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 59,687
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
Chapters BETA

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Autonomy in Moral and Political Philosophy.John Christman - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Feminist Perspectives on Autonomy.Natalie Stoljar - forthcoming - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Bodily Relational Autonomy.L. Kall & K. Zeiler - 2014 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 21 (9-10):100-120.
Autonomy, Gender, Politics.Marilyn Friedman - 2002 - Oxford University Press.
Formal and Effective Autonomy in Healthcare.A. P. Schwab - 2006 - Journal of Medical Ethics 32 (10):575-579.
Emotions, Reasons, and Autonomy.Christine Tappolet - 2014 - In Andrea Veltman & Mark C. Piper (eds.), Autonomy, Oppression and Gender. Oxford University Press. pp. 163-180.
How Much Should We Value Autonomy?Marina Oshana - 2003 - Social Philosophy and Policy 20 (2):99-126.
Autonomy, Property and Distributive Justice.Malik Douglass Mccluskey - 2001 - Dissertation, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Analytics

Added to PP index
2014-05-20

Total views
9 ( #904,990 of 59,650 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
4 ( #170,471 of 59,650 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes