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24. Applied Ethics / A. Decision Conflicts / 4. Autonomy

[right of individuals to control their own lives]

4 ideas
We may restrict a person's freedom for the sake of others, but not for the person's own good [Glover]
Autonomy favours present opinions over future ones, and says nothing about the interests of potential people [Glover]
If a whole community did not mind death, respect for autonomy suggests that you could kill them all [Glover]
Autonomy seems to acquire greater weight when the decision is more important to a person [Glover]