The concept of autonomy


Show simple item record Jennings, Ian Douglas en_ZA 2015-07-14T08:40:02Z 2015-07-14T08:40:02Z 1996 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Jennings, I. 1996. The concept of autonomy. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.description Bibliography: leaves 117-120. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The question of which of our actions or desires are genuinely attributable to us is the question I examine in this thesis. I use the term "autonomous" to describe those agents whose desires or actions are genuinely their own, and I refer to actions or desires which cannot genuinely be attributed to agents as heteronomous actions or desires. I have chosen to discuss this question under the rubric of the concept of autonomy, although the number of near-synonyms in the philosophical literature means that I could, perhaps, have referred instead in my title to concepts such as freedom, responsibility, independence, authenticity, self-determination, self-identity, freedom of the will and similar concepts. But whatever terminological choice is made, the issue that interests me concerns the nature of those actions or desires which are genuinely the agent's - those desires and actions which, as some have put it, are the agent's rear desires and actions. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Philosophy en_ZA
dc.title The concept of autonomy en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Philosophy en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MA en_ZA
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