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Autonomy and the End of Life

the end A one-day conference exploring the issues around autonomy and the end of life. The conference will consider the philosophical and ethical implications of end of life decisions, whether we have a right to autonomy in the process of dying ...
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Latest News

Achieving UNCRPD Compliance

UN logo The Essex Autonomy Project has completed a six month project looking at whether the MCA is compliant with the UNCRPD. The project has produced a report for the Ministry of Justice on the issues surrounding compliance.
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Latest Research

A Law of One’s Own: Self-Legislation and Radical Kantian Constructivism

Radical constructivists appeal to self-legislation in arguing that rational agents are the ultimate sources of normative authority over themselves. This paper chart the roots of radical constructivism and argue that its two leading Kantian proponents are unable to defend an ...
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  • About

    About

    The Essex Autonomy Project is a research and knowledge-exchange initiative based in the School of Philosophy and Art History at the University of Essex. Our fundamental aim is to clarify the ideal of self-determination in history, theory and practice. ... Read more »
    Contact

    Contact

    Queries about the work of the EAP should be directed to Prof. Wayne Martin or Dr. Fabian Freyenhagen. Messages concerning administrative and logistic matters should be sent to Rebecca Parsons. ... Read more »
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  • Summer School

    AHRC Summer School

    Summer School 2014
    The Autonomy Summer School is three-day training course which aims to equip practitioners and researchers with an understanding of the philosophical ideal of individual autonomy and to provide a forum for the discussion of the dilemmas surrounding its’ practical application. ... Read more »
    Event Registration

    Event Registration

    Autonomy and the End of Life