Liberation from self : a theory of personal autonomy /

This is the most detailed, sophisticated, and comprehensive treatment of autonomy currently available. Moreover it argues for a quite different conception of autonomy from that found in the philosophical literature. Professor Berofsky claims that the idea of autonomy as origination in the self is a...

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Main Author: Berofsky, Bernard
Format: Printed Book
Language:English
Published: United Kingdom : Cambridge Univeristy Press , 1995.
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505 |a  Introduction --Freedom and autonomy -- Freedom of action -- Agent freedom -- Values and the self --Autonomy and rationality -- Rationality, values, and integrity --The liberation theory of autonomy: objectivity -- The liberation theory of autonomy: the place of self --The value of autonomy.  
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