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Autonomy, authority, and moral responsibility, Thomas May

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Autonomy, authority, and moral responsibility
Title
Autonomy, authority, and moral responsibility
Statement of responsibility
Thomas May
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book offers a model for understanding autonomy in the context of the practical uses of this concept for applied ethics and political philosophy, and in particular for our understanding of moral responsibility. The first half of the book develops a concept of autonomy understood in terms of the Aristotelian notion of helmsmanship', and argues that autonomy must be understood in these terms if it is to serve a useful role for practical issues in applied ethics. The second half of the book delves into our understanding of autonomy and its relationship to various forms of authority, especially law. Along the way, it explores the threat which a variety of forms of obligation might and might not pose to autonomy, and offers a model for understanding the limits which must be placed on authority if it is to remain consistent with autonomy
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DLC
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1964-
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May, Thomas
Index
no index present
LC call number
B808.67
LC item number
.M38 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Law and philosophy library
Series volume
v. 33
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  • Autonomy (Philosophy)
  • Authority
  • Ethics
Label
Autonomy, authority, and moral responsibility, Thomas May
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [175]-190)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • p. 20.
  • The
  • Dependence Thesis Revised
  • p. 141.
  • The
  • Limits of Authority
  • p. 144.
  • Chapter 7.
  • Autonomy and the Authority of Law
  • p. 149.
  • On the Obligation to Obey the Law
  • The
  • p. 155.
  • Arguments Against An Obligation to Obey the Law
  • p. 158.
  • The
  • Debate in Context
  • p. 163.
  • A
  • Two-Level Model of the Obligation to Obey the Law
  • p. 165.
  • The
  • Relationship Between Autonomy and Rules
  • Revised Dependence Thesis and the Law
  • p. 168.
  • Toward a Prima Facie Obligation to Obey the Law
  • p. 171
  • p. 23.
  • Self-Control and Threats to Responsibility
  • p. 25.
  • Chapter 2.
  • The
  • Concept of Autonomy
  • p. 33.
  • Chapter 1.
  • Autonomy as Autarkeia
  • p. 38.
  • Autarkeia in Aristotle
  • p. 38.
  • Autarkeia in Kant
  • p. 40.
  • The
  • Inadequacy of Autarkeia for Practical Autonomy
  • p. 47.
  • Autonomy as Self-Rule
  • The
  • p. 48.
  • Chapter 3.
  • Developing the Helmsman Metaphor
  • p. 55.
  • Identifying Helmsmanship
  • p. 62.
  • Compulsion
  • p. 64.
  • Coercion
  • p. 66.
  • Importance of Autonomy
  • The
  • Sensible Man
  • p. 68.
  • An
  • Adequate Range of Options
  • p. 71.
  • Chapter 4.
  • Addressing Kant's Concerns
  • p. 75.
  • Desires and Motivation
  • p. 11.
  • p. 78.
  • Freedom of Will vs. Freedom of Action
  • p. 80.
  • Motivation vs. Causation
  • p. 83.
  • Akrasia
  • p. 85.
  • Chapter 5.
  • Autonomy and Normative Obligation
  • p. 107.
  • Autonomy as a Presupposition of Rules
  • Practical Reason and Obligation
  • p. 113.
  • The
  • Concept of Second-Order Reasons
  • p. 115.
  • A
  • Second Concept of Second-Order Reasons
  • p. 117.
  • The
  • Importance of the Distinction
  • p. 17.
  • p. 119.
  • Normative Principles
  • p. 121.
  • Chapter 6.
  • Authority and Obligation
  • p. 125.
  • I.
  • The
  • Nature of Authority
  • p. 127.
  • The
  • Varieties of Authoritative Directives
  • p. 130.
  • The
  • Simple Requirement of Action
  • p. 130.
  • Sophisticated Directives
  • p. 133.
  • Conditional Directives
  • p. 133.
  • The
  • Presupposition of Self-Control in the Law
  • Exclusion of Behavior Theory
  • p. 134.
  • II.
  • Reconciling Autonomy and Authority
  • p. 136.
  • Voluntary Slavery
  • p. 137.
  • The
  • Dependence Thesis
  • p. 139.
Control code
37836454
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 190 pages
Isbn
9780792348511
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
97044701
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Autonomy, authority, and moral responsibility, Thomas May
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [175]-190)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • p. 20.
  • The
  • Dependence Thesis Revised
  • p. 141.
  • The
  • Limits of Authority
  • p. 144.
  • Chapter 7.
  • Autonomy and the Authority of Law
  • p. 149.
  • On the Obligation to Obey the Law
  • The
  • p. 155.
  • Arguments Against An Obligation to Obey the Law
  • p. 158.
  • The
  • Debate in Context
  • p. 163.
  • A
  • Two-Level Model of the Obligation to Obey the Law
  • p. 165.
  • The
  • Relationship Between Autonomy and Rules
  • Revised Dependence Thesis and the Law
  • p. 168.
  • Toward a Prima Facie Obligation to Obey the Law
  • p. 171
  • p. 23.
  • Self-Control and Threats to Responsibility
  • p. 25.
  • Chapter 2.
  • The
  • Concept of Autonomy
  • p. 33.
  • Chapter 1.
  • Autonomy as Autarkeia
  • p. 38.
  • Autarkeia in Aristotle
  • p. 38.
  • Autarkeia in Kant
  • p. 40.
  • The
  • Inadequacy of Autarkeia for Practical Autonomy
  • p. 47.
  • Autonomy as Self-Rule
  • The
  • p. 48.
  • Chapter 3.
  • Developing the Helmsman Metaphor
  • p. 55.
  • Identifying Helmsmanship
  • p. 62.
  • Compulsion
  • p. 64.
  • Coercion
  • p. 66.
  • Importance of Autonomy
  • The
  • Sensible Man
  • p. 68.
  • An
  • Adequate Range of Options
  • p. 71.
  • Chapter 4.
  • Addressing Kant's Concerns
  • p. 75.
  • Desires and Motivation
  • p. 11.
  • p. 78.
  • Freedom of Will vs. Freedom of Action
  • p. 80.
  • Motivation vs. Causation
  • p. 83.
  • Akrasia
  • p. 85.
  • Chapter 5.
  • Autonomy and Normative Obligation
  • p. 107.
  • Autonomy as a Presupposition of Rules
  • Practical Reason and Obligation
  • p. 113.
  • The
  • Concept of Second-Order Reasons
  • p. 115.
  • A
  • Second Concept of Second-Order Reasons
  • p. 117.
  • The
  • Importance of the Distinction
  • p. 17.
  • p. 119.
  • Normative Principles
  • p. 121.
  • Chapter 6.
  • Authority and Obligation
  • p. 125.
  • I.
  • The
  • Nature of Authority
  • p. 127.
  • The
  • Varieties of Authoritative Directives
  • p. 130.
  • The
  • Simple Requirement of Action
  • p. 130.
  • Sophisticated Directives
  • p. 133.
  • Conditional Directives
  • p. 133.
  • The
  • Presupposition of Self-Control in the Law
  • Exclusion of Behavior Theory
  • p. 134.
  • II.
  • Reconciling Autonomy and Authority
  • p. 136.
  • Voluntary Slavery
  • p. 137.
  • The
  • Dependence Thesis
  • p. 139.
Control code
37836454
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 190 pages
Isbn
9780792348511
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
97044701
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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