By Michael Kühler,Nadja Jelinek
This quantity addresses the complicated interaction among the stipulations of an agent’s own autonomy and the structure of her self in gentle of 2 influential historical past assumptions: a libertarian thesis based on which it's crucial for private autonomy with a purpose to opt for freely how one’s self is formed, at the one hand, and a line of concept following particularly the seminal paintings of Harry Frankfurt in line with which own autonomy unavoidably rests on an already sufficiently formed self, however. Given this conceptual framework, a couple of influential elements inside present debate should be addressed in a brand new and illuminating mild: consequently, the volume’s contributions diversity from 1) discussing primary conceptual interconnections among own autonomy and freedom of the desire, 2) addressing the precise position and figuring out of alternative own features, e.g. Frankfurt’s proposal of volitional prerequisites, commitments to norms and beliefs, feelings, the phenomenon of weak spot of will, and psychocorporeal features, three) and at last considering social affects, that are mentioned when it comes to their skill to buttress, to weaken, or perhaps to function priceless preconditions of private autonomy and the forming of one’s self. the quantity therefore presents readers with an intensive and newest dialogue of varied influential strands of present philosophical debate at the subject. it's of equivalent curiosity to all these already engaged within the debate in addition to to readers attempting to get an up to date assessment or trying to find a textbook to exploit in courses.
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