New Essays on the History of Autonomy

New Essays on the History of Autonomy

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Kantian autonomy is often thought to be independent of time and place, but J.B. Schneewind in his landmark study, The Invention of Autonomy, has shown that there is much to be learned by setting Kant's moral philosophy in the context of the history of modern moral philosophy.The distinguished authors in the collection continue Schneewind's project by relating Kant's work to the historical context of his predecessors and to the empirical context of human agency.This will be a valuable resource for professionals and advanced students.Rather, I want to consider voluntarist natural law from the perspective of our contemporary conception of morality as a system of mutual accountability of free and equal rational persons. Putting it this way may seem no less puzzling than theanbsp;...

Title:New Essays on the History of Autonomy
Author:Natalie Brender, Larry Krasnoff
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2004-06-07


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