Autonomy

2014.06.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Andrew Sneddon, Autonomy, Bloomsbury, 2013, 219pp., $29.95 (pbk), ISBN 9781441165015. Reviewed by Nomy Arpaly, Brown
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2014.06.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Andrew Sneddon, Autonomy, Bloomsbury, 2013, 219pp., $29.95 (pbk), ISBN 9781441165015. Reviewed by Nomy Arpaly, Brown University Autonomy is not a thick book but it is, to use an expression I learned from my students, "action-packed". At the heart of the book is Andrew Sneddon's moral-psychological theory of autonomy. The most novel view he defends concerns justified paternalism. Sneddon also has views on political liberalism, determinism, abortion, situationism, authenticity, the sources of human motivation, assisted suicide, advertising, the extended mind, and more. In addition to the many original views and arguments, Sneddon wishes to provide students with an introduction to autonomy. I think he tries to accomplish too many things in a small space, and I would make a similar error if I attempted a comprehensive summary here. I will sketch the theory of autonomy in the center of the. . .

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