Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Autonomy, Oppression, and Gender$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Andrea Veltman and Mark Piper

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199969104

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969104.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 19 July 2018

Emotions, Reasons, and Autonomy

Emotions, Reasons, and Autonomy

(p.163) 8 Emotions, Reasons, and Autonomy
Autonomy, Oppression, and Gender

Christine Tappolet

Oxford University Press

What is the relation between autonomy and emotions? According to an influential account, autonomy can be spelled out in terms of reason responsiveness. On the basis of an account of emotions according to which emotions are perceptual experiences of evaluative properties, this chapter focuses on cases of akrasia and argues that emotions can inform an agent about reasons and that acting on emotions can count as responding to reasons. Put simply, what is proposed is that reason responsiveness requires not a judgment about one’s reasons, but the exercise of agential virtues. The last section of the paper considers the implications for autonomy theories. The main upshot of the discussion is that if the proposed account is on the right lines, it is a mistake to think that there is an important difference between reason responsiveness and care accounts of autonomy.

Keywords:   Autonomy, care, emotions, reasons, reason responsiveness, akrasia, virtues

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .