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Title: Autonomia Turannos
Subtitle: On Some Dialectical Equivocities of Self-determination
Author(s): DESMOND, William
Journal: Ethical Perspectives
Volume: 5    Issue: 4   Date: December 1998   
Pages: 233-253
DOI: 10.2143/EP.5.4.563072

Abstract :
In modernity generally substantive conceptions of the good have been pervasively criticized, and not least in our own time. All values seem open to critique or question. Indeed, the claim is that they must be open to such critique if they are to pass muster — especially if we claim to live in an accountable, transparent, and democratic manner. Nevertheless, there seems to be one value that is accepted as basic in a widespread way. This is the value of freedom. The god who presides over the epoch of modernity seems to be named ‘Freedom.’

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