Autonomous Agents: From Self-Control to Autonomy

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Oxford University Press, 03.08.1995 - 288 Seiten
This book addresses two related topics: self-control and individual autonomy. In approaching these issues, Mele develops a conception of an ideally self-controlled person, and argues that even such a person can fall short of personal autonomy. He then examines what needs to be added to such a person to yield an autonomous agent and develops two overlapping answers: one for compatibilist believers in human autonomy and one for incompatibilists. While remaining neutral between those who hold that autonomy is compatible with determinism and those who deny this, Mele shows that belief that there are autonomous agents is better grounded than belief that there are not.
 

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SelfControl and Personal Autonomy
3
Nature and Function
15
A Motivational Problem
32
SelfControl Akrasia and SecondOrder Desires
59
SelfControl and Belief
86
SelfControl Akrasia and Emotion
102
The Upper Reaches of SelfControl and the Ideally SelfControlled Person
112
PART II
122
Psychological Autonomy and Personal History
144
Compatibilist Autonomy and Autonomous Action
177
Problems for Libertarians
195
Incompatibilist Autonomy and Autonomous Action
211
Assessing the Denial of Autonomy
237
References
257
Index
265
Urheberrecht

From SelfControl to Autonomy
131

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