Synopses & Reviews
"This is a stimulating, controversial, and often witty book. The theoretical discussions are lucid; the chapters on practical problems are refreshingly sensitive to the intransigence of moral dilemmas. Most exciting of all is the final chapter, where Dworkin makes brief yet tantalizing reference to further themes, which we must hope he will soon explore in greater depth." The Times Higher Education Supplement
Table of Contents
Preface; Acknowledgments; Part I. Theory: 1. The nature of autonomy; 2. The value of autonomy; 3. Moral autonomy; 4. Autonomy, science, and morality; 5. Is more choice better than less?; Part II. Practice: 6. Consent, representation, and proxy consent; 7. Autonomy and informed consent; 8. Paternalism: some second thoughts; 9. The serpent beguiled me and I did eat: entrapment and the creation of crime; 10. Behaviour control and design; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index.