Autonomy-minded anti-perfectionism: novel, intuitive, and sound

Colburn, B. (2012) Autonomy-minded anti-perfectionism: novel, intuitive, and sound. Journal of Philosophical Research, 37, pp. 233-241. (doi:10.5840/jpr20123711)

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Abstract

John Patrick Rudisill purports to identify various problems with my argument that the state promotion of autonomy is consistent with anti-perfectionism, viz. that it falsely pretends to be novel, is unacceptably counterintuitive because too restrictive and too permissive, and that it deploys self-defeating formal apparatus. I argue, in reply, that my argument is more novel than Rudisill gives me credit for; that properly understood my anti-perfectionism implies neither the implausible restrictions nor the unpalatable permissions that Rudisill claims; and that my formal apparatus is innocent of the flaws imputed to it.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Colburn, Professor Ben
Authors: Colburn, B.
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
J Political Science > JC Political theory
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Philosophy
Journal Name:Journal of Philosophical Research
Publisher:Philosophy Documentation Center
ISSN:1053-8364
ISSN (Online):2153-7984
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2012 Philosophy Documentation Center
First Published:First published in Journal of Philosophical Research 37:233-241
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.

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