The Difficulty in Being a Woman: Gender's Role in Complicating the Understanding of Autonomy by Alexandra Finken

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Title

The Difficulty in Being a Woman: Gender's Role in Complicating the Understanding of Autonomy by Alexandra Finken

Subject

Philosophy

Description

Autonomy, as a concept, has typically been associated with the term "self-governance", but there has been many inconsistencies in a true definition among many philosophers. However, it is Thomas Hill's definitions which provides a well-rounded understanding and summarizes the different accounts of autonomy. Between descriptive and normative accounts, it's issues like gender and gendering which doesn't hold up one of those as it gets away from the true intent of autonomy. I will argue that gendering ultimately undermines autonomy and most importantly, autonomy, as a right, must be upheld in everyone and to undermine it is morally wrong.

Creator

Finken, Alexandra

Source

Senior Showcase Oral presentation

Publisher

Ripon College

Date

April 19, 2016

Rights

The author reserves all rights.

Identifier

Majors: Philosophy, German
Minor: Law and Society

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The Difficulty in Being a Woman-Gender's Role in Undermining Autonomy.pdf

Citation

Finken, Alexandra, “The Difficulty in Being a Woman: Gender's Role in Complicating the Understanding of Autonomy by Alexandra Finken,” Senior Showcase Digital Collection, accessed April 25, 2018, http://rcseniorshowcase.omeka.net/items/show/36.

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