Autonomy in bioethics

Deligiorgi, Katerina (2016) Autonomy in bioethics. Symposion, 3 (2). pp. 177-190. ISSN 1584-174X

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Abstract

Autonomy in bioethics is coming under sustained criticism from a variety of perspectives. The criticisms, which target personal or individual autonomy, are largely justified. Moral conceptions of autonomy, such as Kant's, on the other hand, cannot simply be applied in bioethical situations without moralizing care provision and recipience. The discussion concludes with a proposal for re-thinking autonomy by focusing on what different agents count as reasons for choosing one rather than another course of action, thus recognising their involvement in the decision process.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: autonomy, agentic skills, bioethics, feminism, involvement, particularism, principlism
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > Philosophy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics > BJ1518 Individual ethics. Character. Virtue Including practical and applied ethics, conduct of life, vices, success, ethics for children
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics > BJ1725 Ethics of social groups, classes, etc. Professional ethics
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Depositing User: Katerina Deligiorgi
Date Deposited: 24 May 2016 11:48
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2017 03:08
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/61140

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