Kant and the Limits of Autonomy


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Autonomy for Kant is not just a synonym for the capacity to choose, whether simple or deliberative. It is what the word literally implies: the imposition of a law on one's own authority and out of one's own rational resources. In Kant and the Limits of Autonomy, Shell explores the limits of Kantian autonomy--both the force of its claims and the complications to which they give rise. This book is both a rigorous, philosophically and historically informed study of Kantian autonomy and an extended meditation on the ...

Kant and the Limits of Autonomy 2009, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674033337