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The Metaphysics of Autonomy

The Reconciliation of Ancient and Modern Ideals of the Person

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The Metaphysics of Autonomy by Mark Coeckelbergh
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If we want to be autonomous, what do we want? The author shows that contemporary value-neutral and metaphysically economical conceptions of autonomy, such as that of Harry Frankfurt, face a serious problem. Drawing on Plato, Augustine, and Kant, this book provides a sketch of how 'ancient' and 'modern' can be reconciled to solve it. But at what expense? It turns out that the dominant modern ideal of autonomy cannot do without a costly metaphysics if it is to be coherent.

Author Biography

Mark Coeckelbergh received a PhD from the University of Birmingham. Presently he is a lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Maastricht. His main research interest is ethics. His publications include Liberation and Passion (2002).
Release date NZ
July 12th, 2004
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
2004 ed.
Illustrations
X, 222 p.
Imprint
Palgrave Macmillan
Pages
222
Dimensions
140x216x17
ISBN-13
9781403939388
Product ID
2249425

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