By Emilio Santoro

ISBN-10: 9048163307

ISBN-13: 9789048163304

ISBN-10: 9401708231

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Autonomy, considered as a subject's self sufficient designing of her personal designated 'individuality', isn't really a constitutive challenge for liberal concept. given that its earliest formulations, liberalism has taken it without any consideration that retaining rights is a enough warrantly for the primacy of person subjectivity. the main harmful legacy of the 'hierarchical-dualist' illustration of the topic is the primacy given to cause in defining an individual's identification. For Santoro freedom isn't a set degree. it's not the box of powers and rights defining an individual's position and identification. it is very the result of a strategy wherein contributors continually re-define the form in their individuality. Freedom is every thing that every people manages to be in his or her energetic and unsure competition to exterior 'pressures'.

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But it is not the rninds of heretics that are deteriorated most by the ban placed on all enquiry which does not end in the orthodox conclusions. The greatest harm done is to those who are not heretics, and whose whole mental development is cramped, and their reason cowed, by the fear ofheresy» (Mill, 1859 [1972], 94). 36 This point is made by Haworth (1986, 223 n. 3) when he argues that it is a rnistake to speak, as Nozick (who, as it is clear from the passage on the 'experience machine' quoted above, seems to take a Millian conception of self-realisation) does, of the sphere of freedom as a 'domain of autonomy'.

34 Daniela Gobetti (1992, 152) argued that this position differs from traditionalliberal theses in that it entails <

25 That this conception of autonomy is untenable is evident when considering that it is inconsistent with any system of mies or criteria whatsoever. It completely ignores that even <

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