What is autonomy in ethics?


In ethics, autonomy refers to a person's capacity for self-determination in the context of moral choices. Philosopher Kant argued that autonomy is demonstrated by a person who decides on a course of action out of respect for moral duty.
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The view that ethics ‘stands on its own feet’, i.e. does not derive its authority from a non-ethical source, such as a divine command, the dictates of pure reason, or
The principle of autonomy, or self-determination, entails respecting the choices and
Autonomy is a noun and means self governing. It is having freedom and independence both as a person, and as a community. The person having freedom is an Autonomist.
Autonomy (Greek: Auto-Nomos - nomos meaning "law": one who gives oneself his/her own law) is the right to self-government. Autonomy is a concept found in moral, political,
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Autonomy in ethics is the view that ethics stands on its own feet i.e. do not get its authority from a non-ethical source e.g. a divine command that gives of pure reason or the facts of nature. Autonomy which is individualism is a freedom is the basic for the modern concept of bioethics, this is the principal that a person should be free to make his or her own decisions.
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