|Autonomy, philosophy: autonomy is the self-determinateness of a subject or a group of subjects in relation to options for action or possibilities of unfolding within a social environment. See also freedom, free will, subjects, society, actions, will, acts of will, reflection._____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
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Autonomy/explanation/Chalmers: the autonomy of phenomena consists in the fact that, e.g. every physical phenomenon has a physical explanation._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.
The Conscious Mind Oxford New York 1996
Constructing the World Oxford 2014