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The Scope of Autonomy: Kant and the Morality of Freedom

Katerina Deligiorgi


Autonomy is a key concept in contemporary moral philosophy with deep roots in the history of the subject. However, there is still no agreed view about the correct way to formulate an account of autonomy that adequately captures both our capacity for self-determination and our responsiveness to reasons. This book develops a theory of autonomy that is Kantian in orientation but which engages closely with recent arguments about agency, morality, and practical reasoning. There are two aspects in which the theory defended in this book is distinctive. First, whereas autonomy has primarily been under ... More

Keywords: autonomy, moral philosophy, self-determination, agency, practical reasoning, morality of freedom

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199646159
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646159.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Katerina Deligiorgi, author
University of Sussex