The Theory and Practice of Autonomy

The Theory and Practice of Autonomy

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This important new book develops a new concept of autonomy. The notion of autonomy has emerged as central to contemporary moral and political philosophy, particularly in the area of applied ethics. professor Dworkin examines the nature and value of autonomy and uses the concept to analyse various practical moral issues such as proxy consent in the medical context, paternalism, and entrapment by law enforcement officials.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 139 x 214 x 18mm | 232g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Worked examples or Exercises
  • 0521357675
  • 9780521357678
  • 479,108

Table of contents

Preface; Acknowledgments; Part I. Theory: 1. The nature of autonomy; 2. The value of autonomy; 3. Moral autonomy; 4. Autonomy, science, and morality; 5. Is more choice better than less?; Part II. Practice: 6. Consent, representation, and proxy consent; 7. Autonomy and informed consent; 8. Paternalism: some second thoughts; 9. The serpent beguiled me and I did eat: entrapment and the creation of crime; 10. Behaviour control and design; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index.
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Review quote

'Issues about autonomy are fundamental in ethics. Dworkin provides an excellent introduction to those issues, and I do not know of any book length discussion of a comparable sort.' Gilbert Harman, Princeton University
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