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The metaphysics of autonomy : the reconciliation of ancient and modern ideals of the person

Author: Mark Coeckelbergh
Publisher: Houndmills [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"If we want to be autonomous, what do we want? The author shows that contemporary value-neutral and metaphysically economical conceptions of autonomy, such as that of Harry Frankfurt, face a serious problem. Drawing on Plato, Augustine, and Kant, this book provides a sketch of how 'ancient' and 'modern' can be reconciled to solve it. But at what expense? It turns out that the dominant modern ideal of autonomy cannot  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Coeckelbergh
ISBN: 1403939381 9781403939388
OCLC Number: 57145237
Description: x, 222 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. The modern ideal of autonomy --
2. Ancient ideals of the person : Plato and Augustine --
3. Problems with the modern ideal : the need for extension --
4. Using Plato and Augustine to fill the gap --
5. Sartrean existentialism : extreme freedom and groundless choice --
6. Frankfurt --
7. Hill's ideal of autonomy --
8. The ideal of the person in Kant's Groundwork.
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The author shows that contemporary value-neutral and metaphysically economical conceptions of autonomy, such as that of Harry Frankfurt, face a serious problem. It turns out that the dominant modern  Read more...

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'The author has a mastery of the literature on moral and political autonomy... [he has] made an interesting and original contribution to what is a vital contemporary debate.' - Professor Timothy Read more...

 
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