Autonomy in Bioethics

Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
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.
Reprint years
2016
ISBN(s)
1584-174X
PhilPapers/Archive ID
DELAIB-2
Upload history
Archival date: 2017-01-05
View other versions
Added to PP index
2016-05-27

Total views
421 ( #11,233 of 53,598 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
57 ( #10,669 of 53,598 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.