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dc.contributorHoffman, Karen
dc.contributor.advisorCampion, Corey
dc.contributor.advisorCourse, Didier
dc.contributor.authorShu, Xiang
dc.contributor.programHumanitiesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-05T15:38:14Z
dc.date.available2019-08-05T15:38:14Z
dc.date.issued2019-08-02
dc.description.abstractPersonal autonomy is the capacity to decide for oneself and to live one’s life according to reasons and motives that are taken as one’s own and not the product of manipulative external forces. This paper aims to discuss what autonomy is, to explore how constraints to individuals’ freedom of accessing relevant knowledge could violate their autonomy and to explain why autonomy is essential to human flourishing. Autonomy requires the freedom to form one’s own moral will based upon one’s own reasoning as well as the freedom to put that will in practice. To avoid violating people’s autonomy, authorities should not add too many constraints to people’s actions, as long as those actions are not harmful to others’ interests.en_US
dc.format.extent41 pagesen_US
dc.genrePortfolioen_US
dc.identifierdoi:10.13016/m2hqyp-m4p1
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11603/14412
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtHood College
dc.rightsAttribution-NoDerivs 3.0 United States*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/3.0/us/*
dc.subjectAutonomyen_US
dc.subjectHuman flourishingen_US
dc.subjectFirst-order desiresen_US
dc.subjectSecond-order desiresen_US
dc.subjectConstraints by authoritiesen_US
dc.titleAutonomy and the Need to Knowen_US
dc.typeCollectionen_US


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