4 - R/ST 240 Mid-Term Assessment Building a beloved community is solely based on the care and ethics held by the people occupying the community It

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R/ST 240 Mid-Term Assessment Building a beloved community is solely based on the care and ethics held by the people occupying the community. It is a community free of oppression, a society that has achieved optimal integration, and is occupied with individuals filled with and confident in their autonomy. In order to reach the level of caring and understanding needed to achieve a truly beloved community one must first learn to be selfless, while at the same time being an autonomous individual driven by your own wants and needs. In Grace Clements’ book Care, Autonomy, and Justice she is quoted as saying, “…autonomy is self-determination, or doing what one as an individual has decided to do. Thus an autonomous individual is self-defining, choosing projects and life plans without the interference of outside influences or other people. Autonomous actions are ones that can be said to be truly the agent’s own (p.15).” Although some argue that autonomy only hinders the values of the ethic of care, I choose to believe it is necessary to acknowledge
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course R/ST 240 taught by Professor Johnson during the Fall '08 term at CSU Long Beach.

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