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Autonomy as a Social Role and the Function of Diversity

Faculty of Philosophy, Pontifical Lateran University, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
Philosophies 2018, 3(3), 21; https://doi.org/10.3390/philosophies3030021
Received: 1 July 2018 / Revised: 16 August 2018 / Accepted: 20 August 2018 / Published: 22 August 2018
In the ambit of the debate on “personal autonomy”, we propose to intend “personal autonomy” in a social sense. We undertake this move because we think that autonomy is compatible with socialization and we will give reasons for this claim. Moreover, we must consider the role of the wide variety of informational sources we are exposed to that influence our behavior. Social background represents the ontological ground from which we develop the capacity for autonomy; at the same time, interaction with others (real or virtual) enlarges the possibility for autonomous judgements. Our attempt is, first, to try to sketch a social notion of personal autonomy and, second, to elucidate the connection between autonomy and the exposition to informational and social diversity. View Full-Text
Keywords: personal autonomy; deontic statuses; deontic attitudes; informational diversity; social diversity personal autonomy; deontic statuses; deontic attitudes; informational diversity; social diversity
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Giovagnoli, R. Autonomy as a Social Role and the Function of Diversity. Philosophies 2018, 3, 21.

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