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Definition of Autonomy

Autonomy

  1. The power or right of self-government; self-government, or political independence, of a city or a state.
  2. The sovereignty of reason in the sphere of morals; or man's power, as possessed of reason, to give law to himself. In this, according to Kant, consist the true nature and only possible proof of liberty.

Autonomy Quotations

I'm pretty horrible at relationships and haven't been in many long-term ones. Leaving and moving on - returning to a familiar sense of self-reliance and autonomy - is what I know; that feeling is as comfortable and comforting as it might be for a different kind of person to stay.
Carrie Brownstein

The state controlling a woman would mean denying her full autonomy and full equality.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

I don't think it's a Western thing to really talk about intrinsic motivation and the drive for autonomy, mastery and purpose. You have to not be struggling for survival. For people who don't know where their next meal is coming, notions of finding inner motivation are comical.
Daniel H. Pink

The idea that men are created free and equal is both true and misleading: men are created different; they lose their social freedom and their individual autonomy in seeking to become like each other.
David Riesman

Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision.
Denis Waitley
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Autonomy Translations

autonomy in French is autonomie
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