By Andrea Veltman, Mark Piper
This selection of new essays examines philosophical matters on the intersection of feminism and autonomy stories. Are autonomy and independence helpful ambitions for ladies and subordinate folks? Is autonomy attainable in contexts of social subordination? Is the pursuit of wants that factor from patriarchal norms in step with self reliant business enterprise? How do feelings and worrying relate to self sustaining deliberation? individuals to this assortment resolution those questions and others, advancing significant debates in autonomy thought by way of studying easy parts, normative commitments, and purposes of conceptions of autonomy. numerous chapters examine the stipulations valuable for self sufficient supplier and on the function that values and norms -- similar to independence, equality, inclusivity, self-respect, care and femininity -- play in feminist theories of autonomy. while a few contributing authors concentrate on dimensions of autonomy which are inner to the brain -- akin to deliberative mirrored image, wants, cares, feelings, self-identities and emotions of self worth -- numerous authors handle social stipulations and practices that aid or stifle self sufficient supplier, frequently answering questions of sensible import. those comprise such questions as: What kind of gender socialization top helps independent employer and feminist targets? whilst does adapting to significantly oppressive situations, equivalent to these in human trafficking, develop into a lack of autonomy? How are beliefs of autonomy laid low with capitalism? and the way do conceptions of autonomy tell concerns in bioethics, reminiscent of end-of-life judgements, or rights to physically self-determination?
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In Risk, Welfare and Work, edited by G. Marston, J. Moss, and J. Quiggin (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 2010), 107–127; Mackenzie, “Conceptions of Autonomy and Conceptions of the Body in Bioethics,” in Feminist Bioethics: At the Center, on the Margins, edited by Jackie Leach Scully, Laurel Baldwin-Ragaven, and Petya Fitzpatrick (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010); Marina Oshana, “Personal Autonomy and Society,” Journal of Social Philosophy 29:1 (1998): 81–102; Oshana, Personal Autonomy in Society.
53 Three Dimensions of Autonomy 35 Nussbaum’s second reason, which I think underpins the first, concerns the relationship between autonomy and epistemic and normative authority. I take up this issue in the following section. 5. Self-authorization: A Relational Conception Self-authorization, as I have defined it, involves regarding oneself as having the normative authority to be self-determining and self-governing. In other words, it involves regarding oneself as authorized to exercise practical control over one’s life and to determine one’s own values and identity-defining commitments.
This is of course a complex debate that I cannot enter into here, and I refer to it purely for illustrative purposes. , J. Radcliffe-Richards, “Selling Organs, Gametes and Surrogacy Services,” in The Blackwell Guide to Medical Ethics, edited by R. Rhodes, L. Francis, and A. Silvers (Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2007), 254–268; David Resnik, “Regulating the Market for Human Eggs,” Bioethics 15:1 (2001): 1–25; James Stacey Taylor, “Autonomy, Constraining Options, and Organ Sales,” Journal of Applied Philosophy 19:3 (2002): 273–285.