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Proceedings 2017, 1(3), 57; doi:10.3390/IS4SI-2017-03925

Autonomy, Testimony and Informational Diversity

Faculty of Philosophy, Pontifical Lateran University, Vatican City 00120, Italy
Presented at the IS4SI 2017 Summit DIGITALISATION FOR A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY, Gothenburg, Sweden, 12–16 June 2017.
Published: 8 June 2017
(This article belongs to the Proceedings of the IS4SI 2017 Summit DIGITALISATION FOR A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY)
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Abstract

I’ll follow a line of thought that suggests to intend “personal autonomy” in a social sense. The urgency to undertake this move arises because of the wide variety of informational sources we are exposed which influence our behavior. Social background represents the basis for autonomy; at the same time, interaction with others (real or virtual) enlarges the possibility for autonomous judgements. My attempt is to try to elucidate the connection between autonomy, knowledge by testimony and the exposition to informational diversity.
Keywords: autonomy; communicative action; background knowledge; testimony; informational diversity autonomy; communicative action; background knowledge; testimony; informational diversity
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