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Autonomy and the Challenges to Liberalism: New Essays

ISBN13: 9780521839518
ISBN: 0521839513
Published: March 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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In recent years the concepts of individual autonomy and political liberalism have been the subjects of intense debate, but these discussions have occurred largely within separate academic disciplines. Autonomy and the Challenges to Liberalism contains essays devoted to foundational questions regarding both the notion of the autonomous self and the nature and justification of liberalism. Written by leading figures in moral, legal and political theory, the volume covers inter alia the following topics: the nature of the self and its relation to autonomy, the social dimensions of autonomy and the political dynamics of respect and recognition, and the concept of autonomy underlying the principles of liberalism.

1. Introduction John Christman and Joel Anderson
Part I. The Self-Conceptions of the Autonomous Self:
2. Decentralising autonomy: five faces of selfhood Diana Tietjens Meyers
3. The self as narrator J. David Velleman
4. Autonomy and self identity Marina A. L. Oshana
Part II. The Interpersonal-Personal Authority and Interpersonal Recognition:
5. Taking ownership: authority and voice in autonomous agency Paul Benson
6. Autonomy, vulnerability, recognition, and justice Joel Anderson and Axel Honneth
7. Autonomy and male dominance Marilyn Friedman
Part III. The Social-Public Policy and Liberal Principles:
8. Republican virtue, liberal freedom, and the problem of public service Richard Dagger
9. Liberal autonomy and consumer sovereignty Joseph Heath
10. Political liberty: integrating five conceptions of autonomy Rainer Forst
Part IV. The Political-Liberalism, Legitimacy, and Public Reason:
11. Liberalism without agreement: political autonomy and agonistic citizenship Bert van den Brink
12. The place of autonomy within liberalism Gerald F. Gaus
13. Moral autonomy and personal autonomy Jeremy Waldron
14. Autonomy, self-knowledge, and liberal legitimacy John Christman