Autonomy in Neuroethics: Political and Not Metaphysical

  title={Autonomy in Neuroethics: Political and Not Metaphysical},
  author={Veljko Dubljevi{\'c}},
  journal={AJOB Neuroscience},
  pages={44 - 51}
This article examines and refutes the claims that neuroscientific evidence renders autonomy “quixotic” and thus supports a shift toward paternalism in medical and political decision-making. The author argues that the notion of autonomy has been mistakenly associated with the metaphysical concept of free will, and offers a political definition of autonomy to clarify how responsibility is implicitly grounded in the legal and political system: An agent acts autonomously when she/he (a) endorses… 

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