Authors
Danielle M. Wenner
Carnegie Mellon University
Abstract
Feminist theorists worry that liberal conceptions of autonomy are predicated on a problematic view of the individual as entirely self-sufficient and independent of her relationships with others. On one hand, they point out, agency cannot be separated from interdependence. Large swaths of our lives, especially during formative years, are spent dependent on others, and those relationships inform our preferences, our values, and our understandings of our selves. On the other hand, feminist theorists assert, although some kinds of relationships enhance our autonomy, other kinds threaten or undermine it. Thus, we need a basis on which to distinguish between the two.Theorists of relational autonomy seek to answer this...
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.3138/ijfab.13.2.2020-01-08
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: 54,568
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

References found in this work BETA

The Morality of Freedom.Joseph Raz - 1986 - Philosophy 63 (243):119-122.
On the People’s Terms.Philip Pettit - 2012 - Political Theory 44 (5):697-706.
Autonomy and Personal History.John Christman - 1991 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 21 (1):1 - 24.
Personal Autonomy and Society.Marina A. L. Oshana - 1998 - Journal of Social Philosophy 29 (1):81-102.

View all 16 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

A Relational Account of Intellectual Autonomy.Benjamin Elzinga - 2019 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 49 (1):22-47.
Nurse Autonomy as Relational.Chris MacDonald - 2002 - Nursing Ethics 9 (2):194-201.
Relational Professional Autonomy.Chris Macdonald - 2002 - Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 11 (3):282-289.
Relational Autonomy: An Example From Breast Cancer Nursing.Mary Twomey - 2011 - Ethics and Social Welfare 5 (4):408-413.
Does Shared Decision Making Respect a Patient's Relational Autonomy?Jonathan Lewis - 2019 - Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 25 (6):1063-1069.
Informed Consent and Relational Conceptions of Autonomy.N. Stoljar - 2011 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 36 (4):375-384.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2020-09-02

Total views
1 ( #1,440,245 of 2,385,660 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #560,301 of 2,385,660 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.

My notes