TITLE

On Being One‘s Own Person

AUTHOR(S)
Meyerson, D.
PUB. DATE
December 1998
SOURCE
Ethical Theory & Moral Practice;Dec1998, Vol. 1 Issue 4, p447
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The aim of the paper is to provide a philosophical account of our sense that some people are more their own person than others. I begin by exposing the weaknesses in three possible accounts, which I label the "interventionist", the "existentialist" and the "ideal" accounts. I then go on to argue that the distinguishing feature of those who are their own person is that their natural inclinations are accurately expressed in their behaviour.
ACCESSION #
16477959

 

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