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The Theory and Practice of Autonomy By Gerald Dworkin

The Theory and Practice of Autonomy
by Gerald Dworkin

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This book develops a new concept of autonomy which has emerged as central to contemporary moral and political philosophy, particularly in the area of applied ethics. It uses the concept to analyze practical moral issues such as proxy consent in medicine, paternalism and entrapment by officials.
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The Theory and Practice of Autonomy by Gerald Dworkin

This important new book develops a new concept of autonomy. The notion of autonomy has emerged as central to contemporary moral and political philosophy, particularly in the area of applied ethics. professor Dworkin examines the nature and value of autonomy and uses the concept to analyse various practical moral issues such as proxy consent in the medical context, paternalism, and entrapment by law enforcement officials.

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The Theory and Practice of Autonomy Reviews


'Issues about autonomy are fundamental in ethics. Dworkin provides an excellent introduction to those issues, and I do not know of any book length discussion of a comparable sort.' Gilbert Harman, Princeton University
"This is a stimulating, controversial, and often witty book. The theoretical discussions are lucid; the chapters on practical problems are refreshingly sensitive to the intransigence of moral dilemmas. Most exciting of all is the final chapter, where Dworkin makes brief yet tantalizing reference to further themes, which we must hope he will soon explore in greater depth." The Times Higher Education Supplement

Table of Contents


Preface; Acknowledgments; Part I. Theory: 1. The nature of autonomy; 2. The value of autonomy; 3. Moral autonomy; 4. Autonomy, science, and morality; 5. Is more choice better than less?; Part II. Practice: 6. Consent, representation, and proxy consent; 7. Autonomy and informed consent; 8. Paternalism: some second thoughts; 9. The serpent beguiled me and I did eat: entrapment and the creation of crime; 10. Behaviour control and design; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index.

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GOR003244177
The Theory and Practice of Autonomy by Gerald Dworkin
Gerald Dworkin
Cambridge Studies in Philosophy
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1988-08-26
188
0521357675
9780521357678
N/A
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