An Aristotelian Account of Autonomy

Allmark, Peter
March 2008
Journal of Value Inquiry;Mar2008, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p41
Academic Journal
The article presents a discussion concerning an Aristotelian account of autonomy, a capacity of an individual to make and act upon judgments for which he is held morally accountable. It notes that autonomous action is of instrumental value even where an action is not good or right action. According to the author, some choices may be so destructive that they remove the autonomy of an individual, which results to the inability to develop his moral character.


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