On Being One‘s Own Person

Meyerson, D.
December 1998
Ethical Theory & Moral Practice;Dec1998, Vol. 1 Issue 4, p447
Academic Journal
The aim of the paper is to provide a philosophical account of our sense that some people are more their own person than others. I begin by exposing the weaknesses in three possible accounts, which I label the "interventionist", the "existentialist" and the "ideal" accounts. I then go on to argue that the distinguishing feature of those who are their own person is that their natural inclinations are accurately expressed in their behaviour.


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