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
Published: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2011.
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Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Conceiving a Human Being; 1. The Choice of Law: Autonomy between Norm and Creation; 2. Mature Subjects: Physical Education and the Political Child; 3. Intoxicated Citizens: America's Drug War and the Body Politic; 4. Man Is a Political Animal: Self-Discipline and Its Beastly Other; 5. Fit to Be Tied: Exercise Fads and Our Addiction to Autonomy; Conclusion: Freedom and Self-Governance; Notes; Bibliography; Index.