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My Relational Framework: Terms, Puzzles, and Purpose

Jennifer Nedelsky

in Law's Relations: A Relational Theory of Self, Autonomy, and Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195147964
eISBN:
9780199918133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147964.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Chapter 1 introduces the framework for the whole book. It explains each of the key terms—relational self, relational autonomy, and a relational approach to law and rights and identifies the major ... More


Autonomy in Relation

Andrea C. Westlund

in Out from the Shadows: Analytical Feminist Contributions to Traditional Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199855469
eISBN:
9780199932788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199855469.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This essay identifies a connection between the capacities required for individual autonomy and the capacities required for a particular form of shared agency. Like other feminist philosophers, I hold ... More


Feminist Commitments and Relational Autonomy

Paul Benson

in Autonomy, Oppression, and Gender

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199969104
eISBN:
9780190225711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969104.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

A number of prominent theories of personal autonomy have been influenced substantially by feminist normative commitments. While the sharing of such commitments may have been hoped to yield more ready ... More


Autonomy, Oppression, and Gender

Andrea Veltman and Mark Piper (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199969104
eISBN:
9780190225711
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969104.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This collection of new essays examines philosophical issues at the intersection of feminism and autonomy studies. Are autonomy and independence useful goals for women and subordinate persons? Is ... More


Three Dimensions of Autonomy: A Relational Analysis

Catriona Mackenzie

in Autonomy, Oppression, and Gender

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199969104
eISBN:
9780190225711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969104.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Theoretical work on relational autonomy over the last decade has significantly advanced our understanding of the constitutive social preconditions for individual autonomy. Yet significant ... More


The Importance of Relational Autonomy and Capabilities for an Ethics of Vulnerability

Catriona Mackenzie

in Vulnerability: New Essays in Ethics and Feminist Philosophy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199316649
eISBN:
9780199346431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199316649.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Recent theoretical work on vulnerability seeks to dissociate the concept from negative connotations of victimhood, helplessness, neediness and pathology, re-conceptualizing vulnerability as an ... More


Why care about carers?

Claire Murray

in Ethical and Legal Debates In Irish Healthcare: Confronting complexities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099465
eISBN:
9781526104410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099465.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter considers why we should care about carers and engages with different theoretical approaches to recognising the caring relationship and the implications of this for those involved in such ... More


Introduction

Andrea Veltman and Mark Piper

in Autonomy, Oppression, and Gender

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199969104
eISBN:
9780190225711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969104.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the importance of autonomy for a range of issues in contemporary ethical, political, and feminist philosophy. The authors summarize predominant conceptions of autonomy and ... More


Mary Wollstonecraft: An Early Relational Autonomy Theorist?

Catriona Mackenzie

in The Social and Political Philosophy of Mary Wollstonecraft

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198766841
eISBN:
9780191821127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198766841.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter sets forth the argument that Mary Wollstonecraft’s visionary analysis of women’s oppression, with its structuring contrast between dependence and independence, prefigures contemporary ... More


The Role of Community

Autumn Alcott Ridenour and Lisa Sowle Cahill

in Dying in the Twenty-First Century: Toward a New Ethical Framework for the Art of Dying Well

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029124
eISBN:
9780262328579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029124.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

Autumn Ridenour and Lisa Cahill address the role of community in the articulation of a contemporary art of dying. They question whether conventional interpretations of patient autonomy best serve the ... More


Choosing Death: Autonomy and Ableism

Anita Ho

in Autonomy, Oppression, and Gender

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199969104
eISBN:
9780190225711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969104.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Regarding end-of-life discussions, many have argued that a commitment to respect autonomy requires health-care professionals to facilitate the peaceful death of competent patients who find their ... More


Introduction: Moral Responsibility in Contexts of Structural Injustice

Katrina Hutchison, Catriona Mackenzie, and Marina Oshana

in Social Dimensions of Moral Responsibility

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190609610
eISBN:
9780190609634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190609610.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This introduction distinguishes ways the social dimensions of moral responsibility have been investigated in recent philosophical literature: some theories highlight the interpersonal dimensions of ... More


Answerability: A Condition of Autonomy or Moral Responsibility (or Both)?

Natalie Stoljar

in Social Dimensions of Moral Responsibility

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190609610
eISBN:
9780190609634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190609610.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter defends externalist or “constitutively relational” conceptions of autonomy through an examination of an alternative approach developed by Andrea Westlund. Westlund develops her approach ... More


Learning from the Early Confucians

Aaron Stalnaker

in Mastery, Dependence, and the Ethics of Authority

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190052300
eISBN:
9780190052331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190052300.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The concluding chapter addresses what contemporary people might learn from the early Confucians about the study’s themes. It argues that moral autonomy is the core of personal autonomy, and that both ... More


Home and Identity: In Memory of Iris Marion Young

Allison Weir

in Identities and Freedom: Feminist Theory Between Power and Connection

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199936861
eISBN:
9780199333073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936861.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, General

Many feminist theorists have used the metaphor of home to identify the problematic and illusory nature of an ideal of individual identity as bounded, unified, safe and secure, and an ideal of a ... More


The Right to Bodily Autonomy and the Abortion Controversy

Anita M. Superson

in Autonomy, Oppression, and Gender

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199969104
eISBN:
9780190225711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969104.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In her influential paper on abortion, Judith Thomson invokes but does not defend the right to bodily autonomy to draw fairly liberal conclusions about abortion. This chapter uses this as a ... More


Disability and Vulnerability: On Bodies, Dependence, and Power

Jackie Leach Scully

in Vulnerability: New Essays in Ethics and Feminist Philosophy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199316649
eISBN:
9780199346431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199316649.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This essay critically assesses the assumption that disabled people have special vulnerabilities that are distinct from the ontological vulnerability of all human life. By re-examining the ... More


Commentary: Whose Interest Is It Anyway? Autonomy and Family-Facilitated Approach to Decision-Making

Anita Ho

in The Future of Bioethics: International Dialogues

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199682676
eISBN:
9780191763168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682676.003.0107
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This paper argues that independence and interdependence come in degrees and can change according to the context. Acknowledging that some patients may identify themselves as part of a larger familial ... More


Choice, Chance, and Acceptance

Jackie Leach Scully

in Human Flourishing in an Age of Gene Editing

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190940362
eISBN:
9780190940379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190940362.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Current genetic intervention against disease and disability relies on prenatal genetic testing and the option of termination or on the expensive and demanding process of preimplantation genetic ... More


Autonomy and the Secular: Do Muslim Women Need Freedom?

Serene J. Khader

in Decolonizing Universalism: A Transnational Feminist Ethic

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190664190
eISBN:
9780190664237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190664190.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The central claim of this chapter is that worldviews that embrace traditional dictates, and even ones that take certain traditional dictates to be beyond question, can be genuinely feminist. Feminism ... More


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