New PDF release: Autonomy, Oppression, and Gender

By Andrea Veltman, Mark Piper

This number of new essays examines philosophical matters on the intersection of feminism and autonomy experiences. Are autonomy and independence beneficial objectives for ladies and subordinate individuals? Is autonomy attainable in contexts of social subordination? Is the pursuit of wishes that factor from patriarchal norms in step with self sufficient service provider? How do feelings and being concerned relate to self sustaining deliberation? members to this assortment solution those questions and others, advancing crucial debates in autonomy conception through analyzing simple elements, normative commitments, and purposes of conceptions of autonomy. numerous chapters examine the stipulations helpful for self reliant corporation and on the position that values and norms -- corresponding to independence, equality, inclusivity, self-respect, care and femininity -- play in feminist theories of autonomy. while a few contributing authors specialise in dimensions of autonomy which are inner to the brain -- akin to deliberative mirrored image, wants, cares, feelings, self-identities and emotions of self esteem -- a number of authors handle social stipulations and practices that help or stifle independent company, usually answering questions of sensible import. those comprise such questions as: What kind of gender socialization top helps self reliant supplier and feminist targets? whilst does adapting to seriously oppressive conditions, similar to these in human trafficking, develop into a lack of autonomy? How are beliefs of autonomy tormented by capitalism? and the way do conceptions of autonomy tell concerns in bioethics, corresponding to end-of-life judgements, or rights to physically self-determination?

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Moss, and J. Quiggin (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 2010), 107–127; Mackenzie, “Conceptions of Autonomy and Conceptions of the Body in Bioethics,” in Feminist Bioethics: At the Center, on the Margins, edited by Jackie Leach Scully, Laurel Baldwin-Ragaven, and Petya Fitzpatrick (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010); Marina Oshana, “Personal Autonomy and Society,” Journal of Social Philosophy 29:1 (1998): 81–102; Oshana, Personal Autonomy in Society. ” Ethics 109:2 (1999): 287–337; Anderson, “Towards a Non-Ideal, Relational Methodology for Political Philosophy,” Hypatia 24:4 (2009): 130–145; Anderson, “Justifying the Capabilities Approach to Justice,” in Measuring Justice: Primary Goods and Capabilities, edited by Harry Brighouse and Ingrid Robeyns (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), 81–100.

26 Christman, Politics of Persons, 224. 27 The distinction between freedom conditions and opportunity conditions overlaps to some extent with Isaiah Berlin’s distinction between negative and positive liberty in Berlin, “Two Concepts of Liberty,” in Four Essays on Liberty (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1969). As I explain in the following text, theorists who understand the freedom conditions for autonomy in terms of negative liberty construe the freedom required for autonomy primarily as freedom from the undue interference of other persons or the state.

For discussion of its relevance to relational autonomy theory, see Natalie Stoljar’s contribution to this volume. Three Dimensions of Autonomy 31 4. Self-governance: A Relational Conception Self-governance, as I have defined it, involves having the skills and capacities necessary to make choices and enact decisions that express or cohere with one’s reflectively constituted diachronic practical identity. The self-governance dimension of autonomy picks out autonomy conditions (competence and authenticity) that are in some sense internal to the person, whereas the self-determination axis identifies external, structural conditions.

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