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A Reason-First Approach to Personal Autonomy

  • Author(s): Knutzen, Jonathan
  • Advisor(s): Brink, David
  • et al.
Abstract

This dissertation defends an account of personal autonomy centered on the idea of responsiveness to genuine reasons and values, showing both why such an account is compelling and how it might plausibly be developed. Chapters 1-3 build the core case for this type of view; chapters 4-5 explore, respectively, the idea of self-governance and the value of autonomy.

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