Ethical facts are (possibly useful) fictions
I am only justified to judge you morally based on your own moral code
There is no standard I can apply across persons
The General idea:
to be ones own person, to be directed by considerations, desires, conditions, and
characteristics that are not simply imposed externally upon one, but are part of
what can somehow be
What Respect for Autonomy does not demand
Rugged Individualism or western ideals
Ignoring or overriding all other ethical considerations
Respect for autonomy as a prima facie obligation-
Procedural vs. Substantive
The first paper is purely expository.
Theories of autonomy are divided into procedural and substantive.
Procedural: structural, historical, competency
Substantive: strong v. weak
Based on t
The structure of a principle
General and indeterminate principles, rules, and rights Can apply everywhere
Process of specification and prioiritization based on different
Respect, Worthy and Morals
An action of moral worth only when motivated because duty compels.
Fundamental moral equality in virtue of shared reason and autonomy.
We cannot make an exception fo