Against Autonomy as an Educational Aim

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Abstract

It is widely held that personal autonomy is a quality of character at which educators ought to aim. In this paper I argue that those who hold this view are misguided. I identify two ordinary senses of autonomy, and a range of technical senses currently popular with philosophers, and show that none of them constitutes a defensible educational aim.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)535-550
Number of pages16
JournalOxford Review of Education
Volume32
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2006