The Metaphysics of Autonomy: The Reconciliation of Ancient and Modern Ideals of the Person

The Metaphysics of Autonomy: The Reconciliation of Ancient and Modern Ideals of the Person


If we wish to be self sustaining, what can we wish? the writer indicates that modern value-neutral and metaphysically cost-effective conceptions of autonomy, corresponding to that of Harry Frankfurt, face a significant challenge. Drawing on Plato, Augustine, and Kant, this ebook offers a caricature of ways 'ancient' and 'modern' might be reconciled to resolve it. yet at what cost? It seems that the dominant glossy perfect of autonomy can't do with out a expensive metaphysics whether it is to be coherent.

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