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This is going to be my last substantive post for the week. Huge thanks to Thomas and the broader Flickers community for the opportunity, it’s been a blast! I started this week’s blogging with a problem for certain hierarchical theories of autonomy. If we are only autonomous when our desires/actions... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2016 at Flickers of Freedom
Today I’ll be talking about the problem of manipulation, which poses a critical challenge for any theory of autonomy to address. The problem of manipulation runs, roughly, as follows: if autonomy is simply a matter of getting one’s first and second-order attitudes to line up in the right way, then... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2016 at Flickers of Freedom
Over the last couple of posts I’ve been sketching an account of autonomy that locates the ‘self’ of self-governance in a range of elements or processes, rather than trying to pinpoint a single authoritative center. Going forward, I’ll try to motivate this approach by seeing how it fares when brought... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at Flickers of Freedom
In yesterday’s post I suggested that it’s a mistake to pick out a single element or process of the self as authorized to speak for the agent. Today I’ll say a bit more about the multiple sites of authority I think underpin autonomy. Future posts will try to make good... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at Flickers of Freedom
Hello Flickerers! I’m starting my substantive posts in the same way Josh did last month, with a focus on the self. My target is the ‘self’ of self-governance, though, rather than an agent’s ‘true’ self. Much work on autonomy centers around locating a single element or process that can ‘speak... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2016 at Flickers of Freedom
Hello Flickerers, and thanks for having me on board! Thanks especially to Thomas for extending the invitation. I won’t be starting my substantive posting for another week or so, but I wanted to take the opportunity to introduce myself, and say just a little about what I’m working on. Autonomy... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2016 at Flickers of Freedom
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