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dc.contributor.authorLevy, N
dc.date.available2014-05-21T18:59:56Z
dc.date.issued2006-09-01
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dc.identifier.citationLevy, N. (2006). Autonomy and addiction. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY, 36 (3), pp.427-447. https://doi.org/10.1353/cjp.2006.0018.
dc.identifier.issn0045-5091
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/25514
dc.descriptionC1 - Journal Articles Refereed
dc.description.abstractWhatever its implications for the other features of human agency at its best — for moral responsibility, reasons-responsiveness, self-realization, flourishing, and so on—addiction is universally recognized as impairing autonomy. But philosophers have frequently misunderstood the nature of addiction, and therefore have not adequately explained the manner in which it impairs autonomy. Once we recognize that addiction is not incompatible with choice or volition, it becomes clear that none of the Standard accounts of autonomy can satisfactorily explain the way in which it undermines fully autonomous agency. In order to understand to what extent and in what ways the addicted are autonomy-impaired, we need to understand autonomy as consisting, essentially, in the exercise of the capacity for extended agency. It is because addiction undermines extended agency, so that addicts are not able to integrate their lives and pursue a Single conception of the good, that it impairs autonomy.
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
dc.subjectPhilosophy of Action ; Mental Health; Social Ethics
dc.titleAutonomy and addiction
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1353/cjp.2006.0018
melbourne.peerreviewPeer Reviewed
melbourne.affiliationThe University of Melbourne
melbourne.affiliation.departmentPhilosophy, Anthropology And Social Inquiry
melbourne.source.titleCanadian Journal of Philosophy
melbourne.source.volume36
melbourne.source.issue3
melbourne.source.pages427-447
melbourne.publicationid62013
melbourne.elementsid283630
melbourne.contributor.authorLEVY, NEIL
dc.identifier.eissn1911-0820
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