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  Autonomy in Moral and Political Philosophy (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
So a theory of autonomy is simply a construction of a concept aimed at capturing the general sense of “self-rule” or “self-government” (ideas which obviously admit of their own vagaries) and which connects adequately with the other principles and norms typically connected to those notions.
Autonomy is central in certain moral frameworks, both as a model of the moral person — the feature of the person by virtue of which she is morally obligated — and as the aspect of persons which ground others' obligations to them.
(2000) “Autonomy and the Feminist Intuition” in Mackenzie and Stoljar (2000a): 94-111.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/autonomy-moral   (10968 words)

 autonomy - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
AUTONOMY [autonomy] [Gr.,=self-rule], in a political sense, limited self-government, short of independence, of a political state or, more frequently, of a subdivision.
Autonomy within empires has frequently been a prelude to independence, as in the case of the evolution of the British Empire into the Commonwealth of Nations, containing both autonomous and completely sovereign states.
Autonomy as in the former Soviet "autonomous" republics and regions in Russia, providing local control over cultural and economic affairs, often is perceived as inadequate by nationalists, who sometimes have demanded independence, as in Chechnya.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-autonomy.html   (346 words)

 Wired 8.02: The Quest for Meaning
Autonomy's founder, Michael Lynch, likes to say that he's aiming for Autonomy to become "the Oracle of unstructured data." His company is thriving at the intersection of two Net-driven trends: the push toward personalizing services and the explosion of information in text form.
Autonomy is one of a number of companies specializing in knowledge management, an industry growing as fast as the Internet itself.
What makes Autonomy's products different is an underlying pattern-recognition algorithm, derived from Bayes' formulations, which empowers computers to act as if they possessed abilities we think of as subtly and profoundly human: comprehending context, generalizing from words to an idea, even understanding the unspoken by grasping the root concepts beneath the play of syntax.
www.wired.com /wired/archive/8.02/autonomy.html   (825 words)

 SP&P 20:2 -- Autonomy
Autonomy is often recognized as a central value in moral and political philosophy.
Autonomy is generally understood as some form of self-regulation, self-governance, or self-direction.
Still others maintain that individual autonomy should be subordinated to often conflicting values, for example, those centering on race, class, gender, or local community.
www.bgsu.edu /offices/sppc/autonomy.htm   (520 words)

 Narco News: Autonomy: Creating Spaces for Freedom
“Autonomy at the base” was the core principle of Potere Operaio (Worker’s Power) – the influential group and magazine that was at the heart of social unrest in Italy during the late 1960s and early 1970s, dissolving itself in 1973 to become part of a broader movement known as Autonomia (Autonomia Operaio).
And for some autonomy is a whole way of being, living in communities that are liberated, directly democratic, and self-organizing, communities of struggle where the politics of autonomy have been realized in the social practices and day-to-day existence of alternative realities.
Autonomy is a key demand of a complex movement, a tree of tomorrow whose deep roots were planted in yesterday and today, and are spreading everywhere.
www.narconews.com /Issue34/article1092.html   (5516 words)

 Autonomy - Band page with free MP3 music downloads on SoundClick
Autonomy is the champion of so many great bands/musicians who are overlooked because they aren't industry pawns with tons of money behind them.
Autonomy was formed in the summer of 2001 by songwriter William Lorentz (Avalon, Second Skin, Project Eleven) and relocated Dallas percussionist and video guru Rockula (the Necrotonz).
Autonomy is the kind of band you can follow throughout their career to watch them grow and develop.
www.soundclick.com /bands/pageartist.cfm?bandID=270648   (1034 words)

 Self-rule at UH on hold for now - The Honolulu Advertiser - Hawaii's Newspaper
A limited autonomy measure was approved by voters in 2000, but it only provided UH with financial flexibility and power to award and control construction contracts.
The full autonomy touted by Gov. Linda Lingle would mean the UH system could set its own priorities with financing from the Legislature — minus constant legislative oversight — in a move that would make the UH system as independent as the state judiciary.
In their testimony on House Bill 1292 for autonomy, UH administrators and a spokesman for the Board of Regents emphasized that this version of an autonomy bill had severe problems — especially its call for completely cutting off the university from the state's general funds.
the.honoluluadvertiser.com /article/2003/Feb/17/ln/ln14a.html   (902 words)

AUTONOMY represents persons with disabilities who expect choice in all aspects of their lives, including choice at the end of life.
AUTONOMY has also applied to become a member society of the World Federation and will be screened and evaluated by the Federation’s Board and Council of Delegates during this meeting.
AUTONOMY will be seeking to engage such a debate with these organizations in the coming months and years.
www.autonomynow.org   (771 words)

 Unit 6 - Autonomy
If neutrality, and objectivity, and even autonomy are impossible, it was hard to see how any reforms of existing legal structures, however radical, could be defended.
The proposition that autonomy is impossible was restated by some scholars and women's advocates as a practical observation that choice is a relative concept, and that, in some matters at least, more is better than less.
At the same time, the meaning of autonomy has been expanding beyond the right to be free from interference by others to include the ability to flourish among and in relation to others.
academic.udayton.edu /gender/06Unit/index.htm   (533 words)

 Autonomy News
Autonomy Corporation plc, a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, today announced that its Automatic Query Guidance technology is helping to further improve the speed and accuracy of...
Autonomy Corporation plc, a vendor of what they call "infrastructure software for the enterprise and proponent of meaning-based computing," has announced that Nomura has selected Autonomy's IDOL 7 for a...
Autonomy Corporation plc, a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, today announced that BDO Stoy Hayward, a member of the world's fifth-largest accountancy network, is to standardize on...
www.topix.net /com/autn   (753 words)

 Personal Autonomy (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
On a strict coherentist approach to autonomy, autonomous agents can be moved by desires they are helpless to resist: though an addict fails to govern herself if she would rather resist her irresistible urge to take drugs, she is an autonomous agent if she has no objection to her addiction and its motivational effects.
Moreover, even if advocates of autonomy as responsiveness to reasoning have nothing in particular in mind when they speak of the process of “reflection,” “rational evaluation,” etc., reasoning is a norm-governed process that an agent might reject for reasons of her own.
According to this incompatibilist conception of autonomy, autonomy is incompatible with determinism.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/personal-autonomy   (7933 words)

 Autonomy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
"Autonomy has to do with a sense of one's own identity.
It involves an ability to act independently and to exert some control over one's environment, and includes a sense of task mastery, internal locus of control, self-agency, and self-efficacy.
The development of resistance (refusing to accept negative messages about oneself or one's culture) and of detachment (distancing oneself from parental, school, or community dysfunction) serves as a powerful protector of autonomy." (p.
www.ncrel.org /sdrs/areas/issues/students/atrisk/at6lk8.htm   (73 words)

 Are you sure nurses are autonomous? Aren't physicians calling the shots?
However, in our view that would be an unduly narrow and physician-centric way to define autonomy, one that reflects the assumption that what physicians do is the most important part of health care.
But as explained above, we believe that nursing has many powerful hallmarks of autonomy despite its relative lack of power, and that it is in nurses' interests to push the idea that they are part of an autonomous profession as strongly as possible.
If nurses' influence on patient care is seen as merely a matter of physicians' grace and as confined to the boundaries of physicians' practice, then nurses' ability to protect themselves and their patients is accordingly limited.
www.nursingadvocacy.org /faq/autonomy.html   (2382 words)

 Computational Autonomy - Potential, Risks, Solutions (AUTONOMY 2003)
To date autonomy still is a poorly understood property of computational systems, both in theoretical and practical terms, and among all properties usually associated with agent orientation it is this property being most controversially discussed.
Obviously, without a clarifcation of these two positions, it is unlikely that agent orientation and agent-oriented systems (having "autonomy" as a real property and not just as a catchy label) become broadly accepted in real-world, industrial and commercial applications.
The purpose of this half-day workshop is to provide a unique forum for discussing the potential and the risks of computational autonomy, and for presenting solutions to the various issues raised by computational autonomy.
wwwbrauer.in.tum.de /~nickles/AUTONOMY2003/index.htm   (288 words)

 Wired 10.08: GM's Billion-Dollar Bet
Hulking by the iron-gray waters of the Detroit River, this is the führerbunker of the tired old industrial economy: the headquarters of General Motors.
Depending on how cleverly GM can engineer the hardware that will hold the body to the chassis, it's conceivable you could own both a summer convertible body and a winter hardtop, or even slap on the roadster for a Saturday drive and the pickup for a run to the dump.
AUTOnomy's greatest untapped market might be in China, where there isn't already an entrenched gasoline network.
www.wired.com /wired/archive/10.08/fuelcellcars_pr.html   (4261 words)

 Autonomy and Self-Determination
Autonomy is defined by the Random House Dictionary as "independence or freedom...the right of self-government".
Autonomy and self-determination must be built on a solid self-knowledge and self-understanding.
Without this knowledge and understanding, your autonomy is open to any manipulative tactic that comes along...it is self-knowledge that roots us, just as a tree is rooted and can therefore withstand the wind.
www.beth-young.com /autono.html   (451 words)

 The Pseudo-Autonomy of Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The artist subjugates himself to an established ideology and to the quest for historical relevance as he tacks on the frame.
Autonomy in art is a misnomer that masks the artist's obligation to the priorities of an elitist art market.
Art's supposed autonomy is a sham that defuses and absorbs revolutionary art forms before they can effect the status quo.
www.westland.net /venice/art/cronk/autonomy.htm   (471 words)

 Autonomy Enterprise Search - Search Tools Report
Autonomy, which includes multimedia search as part of its suite of information management applications, announced that it will acquire competitor Virage and combine their technologies.
Describes experiences in Ford's Learning Network using Autonomy; Bank One and Kaiser Permanente using the Google Search Appliance for simplicity, low cost and speed; KMPG UK's use of Verity K2 for sophisticated taxonomy and social networking; Gateway's implementation of iPhrase for support technicians; and EDS using Recommind for role-related search results.
Describes US federal Web portal managers desire for an automated categorization tool such as Autonomy, with some discussion of whether or not it was actually used by the FirstGov main portal site.
www.searchtools.com /tools/autonomy.html   (814 words)

For the last 10 years Autonomy has been a entity of the Florida Industrial scene.
autonomy was one of the first industrial acts to really use distorted guitars and in your face beats to bombard the senses...yet still had the quiet moments like "Revive" and "Transcend".
Also, I really would like to keep my friends here my real friends who know of or were a part of Autonomy in the past.
www.myspace.com /autonomyjax   (178 words)

In contemporary thought, autonomy is most often equated with self-determination and individuals are said to be autonomous when their actions are truly their own.
Thus, patient autonomy refers to the capability and right of patients to control the course of their own medical treatment and participate in the treatment decision-making process.
No right is held more sacred, or is more carefully guarded, by the common law, than the right of every individual to the possession and control of his own person, free from all restraint or interference of others, unless by clear and unquestionable authority of law [Union Pacific R. Co. vs.
www.ascensionhealth.org /ethics/public/issues/autonomy.asp   (166 words)

 Self-governance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Self rule is associated then in contexts where there is the end of colonial rule, absolute government or monarchy, as well as demands for autonomy by religious, ethnic or geographic regions which perceive themselves as being unrepresented or underrepresented in a national government.
Self-governance of cities is urban autonomy, and the democratic governance of an ecoregion is bioregional democracy.
Some degree of consensus decision making is usually involved in any self-governance system, if only because individual members of the group may choose to violate the criteria for invoking outside authority, break the code of silence, or otherwise cause the group to lose its autonomy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Self-governance   (686 words)

 Autonomy and Cognos Partner to Converge Results of Unstructured Information and Structured Data for Business ...
The integration of Autonomy and Cognos 8 BI provides instant high-level visibility, insight and analysis of an organization’s business critical data.
The integration between Cognos and Autonomy is helping a global medical device company to quickly identify product issues resulting from real-time analysis of customer complaints.
The Autonomy Group includes: Aungate, a leader in technology for Real-Time Enterprise Governance; Virage, a leading supplier and visionary in Rich Media Management technology; etalk, a leading provider of enterprise-class contact center products, Cardiff, a leader in content capture and business process management solutions, and Ultraseek, a leading provider of business search engine.
www.cognos.com /news/releases/2006/0515_1.html   (814 words)

 AUTONOMY - PRESS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Autonomy continues its ABC Daytime Campaign with Erica Kanes Wedding.
Autonomy's work on "The Young and The Restless nominated for 2004 Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Title Design
Autonomy provides design and new media services for Disney's "Kim Possible" via the American Film Institute's Enhanced Television Workshop
www.autonomy.tv /v3/press.asp   (274 words)

 SBC Position Statements - Autonomy
We affirm the autonomy of the local church.
If, in its autonomy, a Baptist body expels a church from its fellowship, it does not negate that church's autonomy.
The church is perfectly free to go on with its business – but not as a member of that larger Baptist body.
www.sbc.net /aboutus/psautonomy.asp   (124 words)

 autonomy - OneLook Dictionary Search
Autonomy : Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
Autonomy : Ethics, Law and Science of Using New Genetic Technology in Medicine and Agriculture [home, info]
Phrases that include autonomy: autonomy & solidarity, autonomy - heteronomy of the will, autonomy / heteronomy, autonomy centre, autonomy heteronomy, more...
www.onelook.com /cgi-bin/cgiwrap/bware/dofind.cgi?word=autonomy   (302 words)

 :: Autonomy ::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
If you would like to contact us regarding Autonomy, please call (0117) 953 9068 and select option 2, or e-mail info@autonomy.org.uk
Autonomy: the power or right of a Dealership to govern itself
If you are an Autonomy member and wish to login to the training click here.
www.autonomy.org.uk   (77 words)

 Autonomy Upgrades Core Product and Introduces Desktop Search Module   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Autonomy representative Ian Black said that Autonomy’s technology is a level beyond other search technologies.
Retina is Autonomy’s out-of-the-box Web-interface solution, which provides a full range of retrieval methods using easy navigation.
Autonomy is continuing to deliver the right functionality, with enterprise attributes of scalability and integration, at very much the right time, and Butler Group would expect the product to continue developing from strength to strength.”
www.infotoday.com /newsbreaks/nb041213-2.shtml   (1152 words)

 Pravda.RU Mikhail Gorbachev: Russia must give Chechnya autonomy
Gorbachev, who was the first president of the USSR and is now the president of the Gorbachev Fund, said that Chechnya in fact never lived completely by the laws of Russia.
Therefore, 'giving them autonomy will be the right decision.' Moreover, he said that he supports Vladimir Putin's position in relationship to Chechnya and considers that 'all nascent questions must be decided through political means.'
Therefore, 'giving them autonomy will be the right decision.' More details...
newsfromrussia.com /main/2003/09/26/50188.html   (2072 words)

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