The autonomous animal : self-governance and the modern subject / Claire E. Rasmussen.

Autonomy is a vital concept in much of modern theory, defining the Subject as capable of self-governance. Democratic theory relies on the concept of autonomy to provide justification for participatory government and the normative goal of democratic governance, which is to protect the ability of the...

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Main Author: Rasmussen, Claire Elaine.
Format: Electronic
Language:English
Published: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2011.
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Summary:Autonomy is a vital concept in much of modern theory, defining the Subject as capable of self-governance. Democratic theory relies on the concept of autonomy to provide justification for participatory government and the normative goal of democratic governance, which is to protect the ability of the individual to self-govern. Offering the first examination of the concept of autonomy from a postfoundationalist perspective, "The Autonomous Animal "analyzes how the ideal of self-governance has shaped everyday life. Claire E. Rasmussen begins by considering the academic terrain of autonom
Physical Description:1 online resource (xvi, 210 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780816678471
0816678472
1452946752
9781452946757
Language:English.