Compatibilist Autonomy and Autonomous Action

Alfred R. Mele

in Autonomous Agents

Published in print November 2001 | ISBN: 9780195150438
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199869091 | DOI:
 Compatibilist Autonomy and Autonomous Action

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Defends a collection of sufficient conditions for compatibilist autonomy. The conditions include ideal self‐control, mental health, the absence of compelled and coercively produced motivational states, the absence of a certain kind of deception, and the agent's being a reliable deliberator. It is shown how various incompatibilist objections featuring manipulation or mind control can be overcome.

Keywords: autonomy; coercion; compatibilism; compulsion; deception; deliberation; manipulation; mental health; self‐control

Chapter.  9799 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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