Autonomy pp 63-70 | Cite as

A Liberal Conception of Autonomy

  • Richard Lindley
Part of the Issues in Political Theory book series (IPT)


The Millian account of autonomy is the most promising of those discussed so far. For it combines the Kantian insight that human beings are not just the passive victims of whatever passions happen to beset them with the Humean insight that the goals which it is rational for a given person to pursue are relative to his own distinct characteristics. The preferred conception which I shall put forward is not inconsistent with the Millian view, but adds to it.


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© Richard Lindley 1986

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