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  1. Autonomy and the Challenges of Liberalism: New Essays.John Philip Christman & Joel Anderson (eds.) - 2005 - Cambridge University Press.
    In recent years the concepts of individual autonomy and political liberalism have been the subjects of intense debate, but these discussions have occurred largely within separate academic disciplines. Autonomy and the Challenges to Liberalism contains for the first time new essays devoted to foundational questions regarding both the notion of the autonomous self and the nature and justification of liberalism. Written by leading figures in moral, legal and political theory, the volume covers inter alia the following topics: the nature of (...)
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    Regimes of Autonomy.Joel Anderson - 2014 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 17 (3):355-368.
    Like being able to drive a car, being autonomous is a socially attributed, claimed, and contested status. Normative debates about criteria for autonomy (and what autonomy entitles one to) are best understood, not as debates about what autonomy, at core, really is, but rather as debates about the relative merits of various possible packages of thresholds, entitlements, regulations, values, and institutions. Within different “regimes” of autonomy, different criteria for (degrees of) autonomy become authoritative. Neoliberal, solidaristic, and perfectionist regimes entail conflicting (...)
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  3. Autonomy, Vulnerability, Recognition, and Justice.Joel Anderson - manuscript
    One of liberalism’s core commitments is to safeguarding individuals’ autonomy. And a central aspect of liberal social justice is the commitment to protecting the vulnerable. Taken together, and combined with an understanding of autonomy as an acquired set of capacities to lead one’s own life, these commitments suggest that liberal societies should be especially concerned to address vulnerabilities of individuals regarding the development and maintenance of their autonomy. In this chapter, we develop an account of what it would mean for (...)
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    Sailing Alone: Teenage Autonomy and Regimes of Childhood. [REVIEW]Joel Anderson & Rutger Claassen - 2012 - Law and Philosophy 31 (5):495-522.
    Should society intervene to prevent the risky behavior of precocious teenagers even if it would be impermissible to intervene with adults who engage in the same risky behavior? The problem is well illustrated by the legal case of the 13-year-old Dutch girl Laura Dekker, who set out in 2009 to become the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone, succeeding in January 2012. In this paper we use her case as a point of entry for discussing the fundamental (...)
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    The Morals of Modernity.Joel Anderson & Charles Larmore - 1998 - Philosophical Review 107 (2):293.
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  6. Knowing Your Own Strength: Accurate Self-Assessment as a Requirement for Personal Autonomy.Joel Anderson & Warren Lux - 2004 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 11 (4):279-294.
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    Autonomy and Vulnerability Entwined.Joel Anderson - 2013 - In Catriona Mackenzie, Wendy Rogers & Susan Dodds (eds.), Vulnerability: New Essays in Ethics and Feminist Philosophy. Oup Usa. pp. 134.
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  8. Review of Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein: Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness. [REVIEW]Joel Anderson - 2010 - Economics and Philosophy 26:369-376.
  9. Procrastination and the Extended Will.Joseph Heath & Joel Anderson - 2010 - In Chrisoula Andreou & Mark D. White (eds.), The Thief of Time. Oxford University Press. pp. 233--253.
  10. Disputing Autonomy: Second-Order Desires and the Dynamics of Ascribing Autonomy.Joel Anderson - 2008 - SATS: Northern European Journal of Philosophy 9 (1):7-26.
    In this paper, I examine two versions of the so-called “hierarchical” approach to personal autonomy, based on the notion of “second-order desires”. My primary concern will be with the question of whether these approaches provide an adequate basis for understanding the dynamics of autonomy-ascription. I begin by distinguishing two versions of the hierarchical approach, each representing a different response to the oft-discussed “regress” objection. I then argue that both “structural hierarchicalism” (e.g., Frankfurt, Bratman) and “procedural hierarchicalism” (e.g., Dworkin, Christman, Mele) (...)
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  11. Modernity and the Hegemony of Vision.Hans Blumenberg, David Michael Levin & Joel Anderson - 1993 - In David Kleinberg-Levin (ed.), Modernity and the Hegemony of Vision. The University of California Press.
    This collection of original essays by preeminent interpreters of continental philosophy explores the question of whether Western thought and culture have been dominated by a vision-centered paradigm of knowledge, ethics, and power. It focuses on the character of vision in modern philosophy and on arguments for and against the view that contemporary life and thought are distinctively "ocularcentric." The authors examine these ideas in the context of the history of philosophy and consider the character of visual discourse in the writings (...)
     
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  12. Autonomy Gaps as a Social Pathology: Ideologiekritik Beyond Paternalism.Joel Anderson - forthcoming - In Rainer Forst (ed.), Sozialphilosophie und Kritik. Suhrkamp.
    From the outset, critical social theory has sought to diagnose people’s participation in their own oppression, by revealing the roots of irrational and self-undermining choices in the complex interplay between human nature, social structures, and cultural beliefs. As part of this project, Ideologiekritik has aimed to expose faulty conceptions of this interplay, so that the objectively pathological character of what people are “freely” choosing could come more clearly into view. The challenge, however, has always been to find a way of (...)
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  13. Accurate Self-Assessment, Autonomous Ignorance, and the Appreciation of Disability.Joel Anderson & Warren Lux - 2004 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 11 (4):309-312.
  14. Autonomy and the Authority of Personal Commitments: From Internal Coherence to Social Normativity.Joel Anderson - 2003 - Philosophical Explorations 6 (2):90 – 108.
    It has been argued - most prominently in Harry Frankfurt's recent work - that the normative authority of personal commitments derives not from their intrinsic worth but from the way in which one's will is invested in what one cares about. In this essay, I argue that even if this approach is construed broadly and supplemented in various ways, its intrasubjective character leaves it ill-prepared to explain the normative grip of commitments in cases of purported self-betrayal. As an alternative, I (...)
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    The Personal Lives of Strong Evaluators: Identity, Pluralism, and Ontology in Charles Taylor's Value Theory.Joel Anderson - 1996 - Constellations 3 (1):17-38.
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    Justice as a Family Value: How a Commitment to Fairness is Compatible with Love.Pauline Kleingeld & Joel Anderson - 2014 - Hypatia 29 (2):320-336.
    Many discussions of love and the family treat issues of justice as something alien. On this view, concerns about whether one's family is internally just are in tension with the modes of interaction that are characteristic of loving families. In this essay, we challenge this widespread view. We argue that once justice becomes a shared family concern, its pursuit is compatible with loving familial relations. We examine four arguments for the thesis that a concern with justice is not at home (...)
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  17. Review Essay : The Persistence of Authenticity: Alessandro Ferrara, Modernity and Authenticity: A Study of the Social and Ethical Thought of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (Albany, Ny: Suny Press, 1993) Charles Taylor, the Ethics of Authenticity (Cambridge, Ma: Harvard University Press, 1992) [Originally Published as the Malaise of Modernity (Concord, Ontario: House of Anansi Press, 1991)]. [REVIEW]Joel Anderson - 1995 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 21 (1):101-109.
  18. Introduction: Free Will, Neuroscience, and the Participant Perspective.Joel Anderson - 2007 - Philosophical Explorations 10 (1):3 – 11.
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  19. The Persistence of Authenticity. [REVIEW]Joel Anderson - 1995 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 21 (1).
  20. Autonomielücken als soziale Pathologie. Ideologiekritik jenseits des Paternalismus.Joel Anderson - 2009 - In Axel Honneth & Rainer Forst (eds.), Sozialphilosophie Und Kritik. Suhrkamp. pp. 433--453.
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    Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness, Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein. Yale University Press, 2008. X + 293 Pages. [Paperback Edition, Penguin, 2009, 320 Pages.]. [REVIEW]Joel Anderson - 2010 - Economics and Philosophy 26 (3):369-376.
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    Starke Wertungen, Wünsche zweiter Ordnung und intersubjektive Kritik: Überlegungen zum Begriff ethischer Autonomie.Joel Anderson - 1994 - Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 42 (1):97-120.
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    Hegel's Implicit View on How to Solve the Problem of Poverty.Joel Anderson - 2001 - Proceedings of the Hegel Society of America 15:185-205.
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    Jurgen Habermas, The Future of Human Nature, Translated by Hella Beister, Max Pensky, and William Rehg:The Future of Human Nature.Joel Anderson - 2005 - Ethics 115 (4):816-821.
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    Voting Advice Applications and Political Theory: Citizenship, Participation and Representation.Joel Anderson & Thomas Fossen - forthcoming - In Garzia Diego & Marschall Stefan (eds.), Matching Voters with Parties and Candidates. ECPR Press. pp. 217-226.
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    What’s the Point of Voting Advice Applications? Competing Perspectives on Democracy and Citizenship.Thomas Fossen & Joel Anderson - 2014 - Electoral Studies 36:244-251.
    Voting advice applications (VAAs) are interactive online tools designed to assist voters by improving the basis on which they decide how to vote. Current VAAs typically aim to do so by matching users’ policy-preferences with the positions of parties or candidates. But this ‘matching model’ depends crucially on implicit, contestable presuppositions about the proper functioning of the electoral process and about the forms of competence required for good citizenship—presuppositions associated with the social choice conception of democracy. This paper aims to (...)
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    No Title Available: Reviews.Joel Anderson - 2010 - Economics and Philosophy 26 (3):369-376.
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    Review of Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness. [REVIEW]Joel Anderson - 2010 - Economics and Philosophy 26 (3):369-376.
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    The Struggle for Recognition: The Moral Grammar of Social Conflicts.Joel Anderson (ed.) - 1996 - MIT Press.
    In this pathbreaking study, Axel Honneth argues that "the struggle for recognition" is, and should be, at the center of social conflicts. Moving smoothly between moral philosophy and social theory, Honneth offers insights into such issues as the social forms of recognition and nonrecognition, the moral basis of interaction in human conflicts, the relation between the recognition model and conceptions of modernity, the normative basis of social theory, and the possibility of mediating between Hegel and Kant.
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  30. Autonomy and the Challenges to Liberalism: New Essays.John Christman & Joel Anderson (eds.) - 2005 - Cambridge University Press.
    In recent years the concepts of individual autonomy and political liberalism have been the subjects of intense debate, but these discussions have occurred largely within separate academic disciplines. Autonomy and the Challenges to Liberalism contains essays devoted to foundational questions regarding both the notion of the autonomous self and the nature and justification of liberalism. Written by leading figures in moral, legal and political theory, the volume covers inter alia the following topics: the nature of the self and its relation (...)
     
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