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    In this report the tensions between the claim to individual autonomy, and the obligation to conform to community expectations will be identified and examined. Tensions arise due to incompatible ethical and moral principles. Personal rights, and the desire to be accepted are the main causes of these tensions. The cornerstone of communitarianism is the individual being socialised into conforming to the foundation beliefs which contribute to the ‘common good’. Individualism on the other hand, states

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    Individual autonomy implies that people are allowed to settle on their own choices without being controlled by the general public or the standard, and this thought of individual self-governance has been a major guideline in the western culture. Be that as it may, that thought is really a hallucination in the western culture in light of the fact that practically on regular consistent schedule people's opportunity is socially controlled by the general public. In the article, Dorothy Lee is basically

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    Plato Individual Autonomy

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    aversion towards democracy (as a form of government), and towards individual autonomy (as a way of being). So great was Plato’s dislike for democracy, that he considered a democratically ordered government to be the second-to-worst form of centralized authority, just above a complete tyrannical dictatorship. In fact, he alleged that a democracy would necessarily decay into a tyranny, and that “extreme freedom (individual autonomy) would [ultimately] lead to extreme slavery.” He provided a couple

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    Society October 9, 2014 Essay: Dorothy Lee, “Individual Autonomy and Social Structure”. In this paper, I will be discussing the key social problem according to Dorothy Lee, extensively explain and discuss a resolution to this problem using the culture of the Navaho Indians. Also, looking at her chapter completely, I will be stating what she has shown. According to Lee, the key social problem is “reconciling principles of conformity and individual initiative, group living and private freedom of

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    There are a lot of concerns about behavior among people in Western society and in this article «Individual Autonomy and Social Structure» Dorothy Lee discusses different groups of people from California, New Mexico, Chinese and Arizona whose lives can be helpful examples in order to solve a number of problems in Western society. This woman tries to find the most alternative methods for coming up with new ideas how to deal with conflicts, therefore, comparing and analyzing usual things as mother

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    In the reading of the article "Individual Autonomy and Social Structure" in the course kit the key social problem that Dorothy Lee is pointing out is the conflict between individual autonomy and the social structure in western society. Social structure means to have a stable and set way of doing things in a certain pattern and through that they are able to coexist. Whereas the meaning of individual autonomy is that there is a freedom to decide things that are not governed by what is considered

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    expression are a set of valued rights that allow citizens to openly debate, political issues, political leaders, and government policies. Free flow of information is evidence of a healthy democracy. Therefore, freedom is a fundamental right of individual autonomy. However, it is very important to show contrast that there is a vast difference between the allowance of freedom of expression in in Canada, compared to free speech in the United States, where all forms freedom of speech is protected under the

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    Western medicine values individual autonomy, to an extent. That extent is measured by an individual’s ability to think rationally. But, what does rationality mean in the face of complex medical decision-making? What does autonomy mean when a doctor deems an individual with a mental illness lacks capacity and needs treatment? The purpose of this essay is not to persuade readers that individuals with mental illness do not need support at times. Rather, the purpose is to make readers question the criteria

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    Personal Autonomy and Individual Moral Growth The term 'autonomy', from the Greek roots 'autos' and 'nomos' [self + law] refers to the right or capacity of individuals to govern themselves. Agents may be said to be autonomous if their actions are truly their own, if they may be said to possess moral liberty. The necessity of this moral liberty is made clear in the work of many philosophers, in that of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, for example, in whose Social Contract are discussed what Rousseau sees

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    The Necessity of Autonomy (Free Will) in Society      “Human nature is not a machine to be built after a model, and set to do exactly the work prescribed for it, but a tree, which requires to grow and develop itself on all sides, according to the tendency of the inward forces which make it a living thing.” John Stuart Mill explicitly describes the necessity of autonomy or free will in society to insure the happiness of all. From this perspective one can recognize that autonomy should not only be

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