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ISBN-10: 0792348516

ISBN-13: 9780792348511

questions about the connection among autonomy and authority are raised in approximately each region of ethical philosophy. even though the main ob­ vious of those is political philosophy (especially the philosophy of law), the problems surrounding this dating are certainly not restrained to this region. certainly, as we will see as this paintings progresses, the problems raised are primary to ethical psychology, faith, expert ethics, clinical ethics, and the character of ethical structures more often than not. even though the identify of this paintings is Autonomy. Authority and ethical accountability. we will be anxious with the extra normal query concerning the dating among autonomy (or self-direction) and exter­ nal impacts, which I take to be any advisor to behaviour whose presence, content material or substance relies on whatever past the keep watch over of the agent. whatever is past the keep an eye on of the agent if the agent can't be certain even if it really is current, what its content material involves, or even if (or in what manner) it affects her. those "external" affects might comprise (but will not be unavoidably constrained to) spiritual con­ victions (which consultant habit in response to a doctrine whose content material is proven independently of the agent); ethical duties (which re­ quire motion in line with a few ethical theory); and wishes for ob­ jects or states of affairs whose presence (or absence) is past the con­ trol of the agent. in fact, exterior affects can also comprise the necessities of authority or law.

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