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Summary Given its popularity in contemporary philosophy, it is not surprising that autonomy is discussed often in applied ethics.  Many believe that in medical ethics, for one example, doctors and other medical practitioners must always protect and respect their patient's autonomy.  Others insist that patients can't really have (very much) autonomy in a medical setting since the power and knowledge difference between they and the practitioners is so extensive.  Given these sorts of thoughts, it is not only Kantian applied ethicists that show concern with this central value.  Moreover, it is not only in medical ethics, but also in legal ethics, military ethics, and elsewhere that the value is important.  Interestingly, it is now also a moral issue whether robots can be autonomous in any sense that matters for their ethical use.  (We already use robots that are "autonomous" in the weak sense that they can perform their programmed events without anyone commanding then, once they are turned on.)
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  1. Procreation, Power and Personal Autonomy: Feminist Reflections.Anne Donchin - manuscript
    Anne Donchin attended graduate school while raising four children, received her doctorate from the University of Texas in 1970, taught for 18 years in Texas and New York, then joined the philosophy department at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis in 1982. Here she developed a Women’s Studies program, specialized and in numerous ways pioneered in feminist bioethics, and won two prestigious grants. She co-edited two books, published some forty articles, and co-founded and co-ordinated The International Network on Feminist Approaches to Bioethics. (...)
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  2. Prices and Wages in Recession: Legal versus Voluntary Restraints.Hans Apel - forthcoming - Social Research: An International Quarterly.
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  3. Reproductive Medicine.Tim Appleton - forthcoming - Christians and Bioethics.
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  4. The Human in advance.Yubraj Aryal - forthcoming - Journal of Philosophical Research.
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  5. for obese, female chronic dieters. Journal of the American Dietetic Association 105 (6): 929–36. Baicker, K., KS Buckles, and A. Chandra. 2006. Geographic variation in the appropriate use of cesarean delivery. Health Affairs (Web exclusive). [REVIEW]L. Bacon - forthcoming - Naturalized Bioethics.
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  6. Informed Consent. History.T. L. Beauchamp & R. R. Faden - forthcoming - Encyclopedia of Bioethics.
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  7. Informed consent, II. Meaning and Elements.T. Beauchamp & R. I. Faden - forthcoming - Encyclopedia of Bioethics.
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  8. History of informed consent.Tom L. Beauchamp & Ruth R. Faden - forthcoming - Encyclopedia of Bioethics.
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  9. A Patient's Bill of Rights.Tom L. Beauchamp, Walters LeRoy & American Hospital Association - forthcoming - Contemporary Issues in Bioethics (Belmont, Ca: Wadsworth Publishing Company,) 5th.
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  10. The management of medical information: legal and moral requeriments pf informed voluntary consent.Tom L. Beuchamp & Laurence B. McCULLOUGH - forthcoming - Edwards, Rem B.; Graber, Glenn C. Bioethics. San Diego: Hacourt Brace Jovanovich Publisher.
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  11. Human dignity, human virtue–the lost dimensions of human bioethics.A. V. Campbell - forthcoming - What is This Thing Called Bioethics? Proceedings of the 6th National Conference of the Australian Bioethics Association.
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  12. Addiction and autonomy: What can neuroscience tell us.A. Carter & W. Hall - forthcoming - 11th Annual Conference of the Australasian Bioethics Association.
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  13. Suffering in the advanced cancer patient: a definition and taxonomy.Nathan I. Cherny, Nessa Coyle & Kathleen M. Foley - forthcoming - Journal of Palliative Care.
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  14. Adaptiveness and adaptation: A new autonomy-theoretic analysis and critique.W. D. Christensen, J. D. Collier & C. A. Hooker - forthcoming - Biology and Philosophy.
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  15. Making resuscitation decisions.T. Cramond - forthcoming - Proceedings of the 1987 Conference on Bioethics.
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  16. Chapter five: Advertising: Autonomy and production 193.John Culkin - forthcoming - Contemporary Issues in Business Ethics.
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  17. Problems with the doctrine-of-consent+ an examination of the legal redress for negligent medical and psychiatric-treatment.Ja Devereux - forthcoming - Philosophy.
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  18. How religious values affect medical care decisions of Jehovah's Witnesses.Cyrus DeWolf - forthcoming - Bioethics Forum.
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  19. Preventing Human Rights Violations in Prison – the Role of Guidelines.Bernice Elger & David Shaw - forthcoming - In Bernice Elger, Catherine Ritter & Heino Stöver (eds.), Emerging Issues in Prison Health. Springer.
    It is well known that prisoners’ human rights are often violated. In this chapter we examine whether guidelines can be effective in preventing such violations and in helping physicians resolve the significant conflicts of interest that they often face in trying to protect prisoners’ rights. We begin by explaining the role of clinical and ethical guidelines outside prisons, in the context of healthcare for non-incarcerated prisoners, and then the specific role of such guidelines within prisons, where the main concerns are (...)
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  20. Free and informed consent, refusal of treatment and the health care team.H. T. Engelhardt - forthcoming - Foundations of Bioethics Vol 1.
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  21. The limits of the indoctrination debate.Walter Feinberg - forthcoming - Philosophy of Education.
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  22. Ethics consultation: A service of clinical ethics.J. C. Fletcher - forthcoming - Newsletter of the Society for Bioethics Consultation.
  23. Ditching Decision-Making Capacity.Daniel Fogal & Ben Schwan - forthcoming - Journal of Medical Ethics.
    Decision-making capacity (DMC) plays an important role in clinical practice—determining, on the basis of a patient’s decisional abilities, whether they are entitled to make their own medical decisions or whether a surrogate must be secured to participate in decisions on their behalf. As a result, it’s critical that we get things right—that our conceptual framework be well-suited to the task of helping practitioners systematically sort through the relevant ethical considerations in a way that reliably and transparently delivers correct verdicts about (...)
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  24. Creating Carnists.Rachel Fredericks & Jeremy Fischer - forthcoming - Philosophers' Imprint.
    We argue that individual and institutional caregivers have a defeasible moral duty to provide dependent children with plant-based diets and related education. Notably, our three arguments for this claim do not presuppose any general duty of veganism. Instead, they are grounded in widely shared intuitions about children’s interests and caregivers’ responsibilities, as well as recent empirical research relevant to children’s moral development, autonomy development, and physical health. Together, these arguments constitute a strong cumulative case against inculcating in children the dietary (...)
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  25. BDSM.Manon Garcia - forthcoming - In Clare Chambers, Brian D. Earp & Lori Watson (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Sex and Sexuality,. Routledge.
    BDSM is no longer treated as a manifestation of the darkest twists of the human soul but rather as a sexual activity like many others. Moreover, the philosophy of sex and much of popular culture has come to embrace BDSM for its models of consent, exploration, and freedom. Yet celebrating BDSM without deeper reflection can obscure some serious moral issues. In this chapter, I present an overview of the moral issues raised by BDSM, and I argue that it is reductive (...)
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  26. 12 Unsuccessful Emergency Medical Resuscitation.-Are Continued Eflorts.William A. Gray & Robert I. Capone - forthcoming - Bioethics: Basic Writings on the Key Ethical Questions That Surround the Major, Modern Biological Possibilities and Problems.
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  27. Patients Are from Mars, Doctors Are from Venus: Patients Prefer Placebos and Paternalism; Doctors Don't.Isabella Guajardo - forthcoming - Ethics in Biology, Engineering and Medicine: An International Journal.
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  28. Cervical cancer screening in Nepal: ethical considerations.Bishal Gyawali, June Keeling, Edwin van Teijlingen, Liladhar Dhakal & Arja Aro - forthcoming - Medicolegal and Bioethics:1.
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  29. Heyns's 2013 argument in the Guardian that lethal autonomous robots should be banned.Michael H. G. Hoffmann - forthcoming - .
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  30. Heyns's 2013 argument that all states should declare moratoria on lethal autonomous robots.Michael H. G. Hoffmann - forthcoming - .
    This argument map represents an argumentation from Heyns, C. . Report of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Christof Heyns . S.l.: United Nations. Human Rights Council. The argument map is open for debate in AGORA-net, search for map ID 9206.
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  31. Ron Arkin's 2013 argument for a moratorium on deployment, but no ban of lethal autonmous robots.Michael H. G. Hoffmann - forthcoming - .
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  32. Clarifying Capacity: Reasons and Value.Jules Holroyd - forthcoming - In Lubomira Radoilska (ed.), Autonomy and Mental Health. Oxford University Press.
    It is usually appropriate for adults to make significant decisions, such as about what kinds of medical treatment to undergo, for themselves. But sometimes impairments are suffered - either temporary or permanent - which render an individual unable to make such decisions. The Mental Capacity Act 2005 sets out the conditions under which it is appropriate to regard an individual as lacking the capacity to make a particular decision (and when provisions should be made for a decision on their behalf). (...)
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  33. Reflections on engaging the potentially “difficult” patient.Edmund Howe - forthcoming - Medicolegal and Bioethics:7.
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  34. Widely Agreeable Moral Principles Support Efforts to Reduce Wild Animal Suffering.Tristan Katz - forthcoming - Journal of Applied Animal Ethics Research.
    Every day, wild animals suffer and die from myriad natural causes. For those committed to non-speciesism, what wild animal suffering entails for us morally is a question of the utmost importance, and yet there remains significant disagreement at the level of normative theory. In this paper I argue that in situations of moral urgency environmental managers and policy makers should refer to widely-agreeable moral principles for guidance. I claim that the principles of beneficence, non-maleficence, autonomy and justice do well to (...)
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  35. Primary care providers' perceptions of care.Mary C. Keizer, John-François Kozak & John F. Scott - forthcoming - Journal of Palliative Care.
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  36. Niki goes to school: Autonomy, control, and psychiatric hospitalization.Gerald P. Koocher - forthcoming - Ethics and Behavior.
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  37. Using the best-interests standard in treatment decisions for young children.Loretta M. Kopelman - forthcoming - Pediatric Bioethics.
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  38. Problems of Applying the Laws on Informed Consent: The Case of The Native Patient.M. Lautt - forthcoming - Unpublished Manuscript: Issues of Law and Bioethics, Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba.
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  39. F31. Informed consent in pediatric genetic screening.Frank J. Leavitt & Dina Pilpel - forthcoming - Bioethics in Asia: The Proceedings of the Unesco Asian Bioethics Conference (Abc'97) and the Who-Assisted Satellite Symposium on Medical Genetics Services, 3-8 Nov, 1997 in Kobe/Fukui, Japan, 3rd Murs Japan International Symposium, 2nd Congress of the Asi.
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  40. RE: Proposed Rule, Protection of Human Subjects; Informed Consent, 21 CFR Part 50, et al.," Federal Register," September 21, 1995 [Docket No. 95N-0158]. [REVIEW]Robert J. Levine - forthcoming - IRB: Ethics & Human Research.
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  41. 20 Is Consent Useful When Resuscitation Isn't?Gustav Mahler - forthcoming - Bioethics: Basic Writings on the Key Ethical Questions That Surround the Major, Modern Biological Possibilities and Problems.
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  42. Onora O'Neill, Autonomy and Trust in Bioethics; Onora O'Neill, A Question of Trust: The BBC Reith Lectures 2002.J. McCarney - forthcoming - Radical Philosophy.
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  43. 16 Deciding for Others: Issues of Consent.Andrew W. Mcthenia - forthcoming - Bioethics: Basic Writings on the Key Ethical Questions That Surround the Major, Modern Biological Possibilities and Problems.
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  44. ""17 Informed Demand for" Non—Beneficial" Medical Treatment.Steven H. Miles - forthcoming - Bioethics: Basic Writings on the Key Ethical Questions That Surround the Major, Modern Biological Possibilities and Problems.
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  45. Types of autonomy and their significance.Bruce Miller - forthcoming - Bioethics Readings and Cases. Englewood Cliffs, Nj: Prentice-Hall.
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  46. Expanding Newborn Screening.Virgina A. Moyer, Ned Calonge, Steven M. Teutsch & Jeffrey R. Botkin - forthcoming - Hastings Center Report. Us Preventive Services Task Force.
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  47. Challenges for Empirical Study of Patient Autonomy, Self-determination and Co-Decision Making.Christian Munthe - forthcoming - Thinking Ahead: Bioethics for the Future, the Future of Bioethics–Challenges, Changes, Concepts. 11th World Congress of the International Association of Bioethics. Rotterdam, June 26-29, 2012.
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  48. Relational messages of control in nurse-patient interactions with terminally ill patients with AIDS and cancer.Carolyn J. Pepler & Ann Lynch - forthcoming - Journal of Palliative Care.
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  49. That's One Heck of an'Unruly Horse'! Riding Roughshod Over Autonomy in Unsolicited Parenthood.Nicolette M. Priaulx - forthcoming - Feminist Legal Studies.
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  50. Kant on Enlightenment.Ian Proops - forthcoming - In Andrew Stephenson & Anil Gomes (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Kant. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
    Kant defines ‘enlightenment’ as ‘humankind’s emergence from its self-imposed immaturity’. This essay considers the meaning, role, and novelty of this definition, while also examining its relation to the Enlightenment slogans: ‘sapere aude’ (‘Dare to be wise!’) and ‘Think for yourself’. It is argued that there are two subtly different aspects to the ‘immaturity’ from which Kant, insofar as he endorses the transformative process of enlightenment, is urging us to ‘emerge’. These aspects correspond to his two images of immaturity: first, confinement (...)
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