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Autonomy: A Concept Analysis - Introduction The concept analysis of autonomy will be analyzed according to the Walker and Avant method of concept analysis. Walker and Avant (2005) present a strategy for analyzing concepts in a comprehensive manner to present new theories and a common definition for different concepts. The current as well as historical meaning is an important aspect to analyze the concept of autonomy, as one must understand how one simple four syllable word grew into such a powerful concept. Definitive attributes drawn from the concept mapped for future use as well as case study as outlined by Walker and Avant (2005)....   [tags: clarification, autonomy]
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Autonomy vs Conformity - Since the dawn of the ages, cultural norms have always been present and have rarely been broken. Culture is what the community as a whole abides by and operates within. However Individual autonomy (or otherwise referred to, as ones independence or freedom) is unequivocally subjected to judgment and social condemnation. Tensions are high solely because an autonomous individual who shows disregard for culture are deemed disrespectful by the community who in turn pass judgment. Predominately, East Asian cultures are the most culturally conformed when in contrast to their counterparts....   [tags: Individual Autonomy, Community Expectations]
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Autonomy and Freedom: How does Decision-Making Effect - The notion of decision-making is not really about choosing well; rather, it is about choosing the best and thereby, making the right choice (Schwartz, 2004). In addition, most decisions consist of different aspects. In Schwartz (2004), it was mentioned that the official dogma of the concept choice is that more choices lead to more freedom. Thus, when there are more choices to choose from, it would enable individuals to have more freedom and autonomy, therefore, choosing the best choice out of all possible choices (Roets, Schwartz & Guan, 2012)....   [tags: decisions, choices, autonomy] 985 words
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The Women’s Struggle for Autonomy in The Glass Menagerie and Extremities - The Women’s Struggle for Autonomy in The Glass Menagerie and Extremities In Tennesse Williams’ The Glass Menagerie and William Mastrosimone’s Extremities, both plays portrayed the women’s struggle to maintain their autonomies. Williams created a character named Amanda, who was abandoned by her husband and brought up two children and struggled with the difficulties of life. The character of Mastrosimone’s Marjorie stood up to the rapist and made him confess his crime, thus protected her autonomy and brought out justice....   [tags: Mastrosimone Williams Women Female Autonomy] 1036 words
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Exploring the Black Box: Assessment for Learning the Development of Autonomy in Key Stage 2 - ... (2003:72), in research undertaken with students aged about 15, suggested that ‘controlling one’s learning has the closest relationship with performance and is used most by stronger compared to weaker learners’. Pupil involvement in the assessment and target-setting processes is a key feature of successful schools: In order to raise standards, teachers should: Explain clearly to pupils what they are to learn, by what criteria they will be assessed and how they have been successful so that they are increasingly involved and responsible for their learning outcomes....   [tags: learning and pupil autonomy] 1693 words
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The Necessity of Autonomy (Free Will) in Society - 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 unconditionally allowed, but also as an aspect of man that was developed along with the ability to reason....   [tags: Autonomy Free Will Society John Stuart Mill] 797 words
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The Development of Personal Autonomy - Independence or personal freedom is an aspect that most individuals seek in their lives. Although some individuals may need the help of others in order to gain these features, others are already endowed with autonomous thoughts and reflect it in their behavior. Deci & Ryan (2009) claim that autonomy is one of the basic and universal psychological needs that is necessary for the well-being and flourishing of all people. The development of autonomy comes in different forms for all people. The research discussed throughout this paper will reveal and evaluate how autonomy develops in individuals and whether showing autonomous behavior is positive or negative....   [tags: independence, Self-Actualization]
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Individual Autonomy and Social Structure - Individual Autonomy and Social Structure: Dorothy Lee Throughout the years, anthropologist Dorothy Lee has longed to understand the diversity of other cultures in a way to conquer the conflicts that have risen in western society. She addresses the key social problem as one which attempts to pacify social structure and personal autonomy. Dorothy Lee gives an insight on child rearing within the Navaho Indian culture which encourages respect for the sheer personal being; a solution to what she views as crucial involving the disagreements between structure and freedom....   [tags: Link, Navaho Indians, Study] 734 words
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Basque Nationalism: Is Autonomy Enough? - In the modern European Union, lies an ancient culture and language unrelated to the dominant cultures around it. These are the Basques who have struggled to retain their customs through invasions and cultural repression. The territory which they call home is a small but powerful force within Spain. Spanish ideologies exerted upon them in recent memory have put a damper on Basque cultural practices and language, but out of this came Basque nationalism. The means used by Basque nationalists to gain independence are sometimes questionable and violent, and have had an impact on the economic health of the region....   [tags: International Government ]
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Autonomy: A Personality Trait - Autonomy The notion of personal autonomy is a characteristic that many individuals seek to find throughout their life. The term autonomy originates from the Greek words auto (self) and nomos (law) and means self-management (Senturan, Kose, Sabuncu, & Ozhan, 2012). Individuals who experience the characteristic of autonomy during their lives will often have an intense desire for their personal freedom and will set moderate goals for themselves that will enhance their well-being and independence. Radel, Sarrazin, Pelletier, and Milyavskaya (2011) describe autonomy as being a basic psychological need that has the potential to represent an individual’s propensity towards a slate of self-governan...   [tags: ability to resist influence or coersion] 1649 words
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Toer, Autonomy, and Responsibility - This Earth of Mankind was written by Pramoedya Ananta Toer in 1980. Set in Dutch colonized Indonesia, this book tackles the issue of destruction caused by colonization. The main character, Minke, is an educated Javanese boy who falls in love with Annelies. Fortunately, Minke is the descendant of Javanese royal which allows him to attend an elite Dutch school. Annelies, the daughter of a concubine to a Dutch man, and Minke marry, which causes many problems. Throughout this novel, the prominence of Dutch rule plays a disastrous and infamous role....   [tags: Humanities]
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Patient Rights and Autonomy - Caitlin enters the room with her significant other Isaiah to wait for the nurse in the family planning clinic. Elise is a nurse who has been working for the family planning clinic for a few years, enters the room to meet her next patient of the day. To Elise’s surprise, she notices her best friend Kim’s husband sitting with another woman in the waiting room which happens to be Caitlin. As Elise calls out the name of her next patient, she hopes it is not the woman that is sitting with Isaiah, but to her surprise the patient she is looking for is the woman sitting with Isaiah....   [tags: nursing ethics in health care]
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Women Autonomy - Question Three Despite most members of the gender revolution wanting an egalitarian position when it comes to work and family, both the men and women that Gerson talks to in The Unfinished Revolution have fallback positions. However, these fallbacks differ in accordance to gender. For women, the fallback position is self-reliance. Ideally, most of the young women discuss family and careers in terms of having it all. However, they realize that their standards for relationships and what they want out of them are extremely high....   [tags: gender, self-reliance, egalitarianism]
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Ways for Teachesrs to Foster Autonomy in Students - We must acknowledge that different methods of teaching can result in different levels of empowerment in terms of students’ behaviors and outcomes. Recently, learner autonomy has been a major area of interest in foreign language learning. It must be recognized that autonomy is multidimensional and takes different forms in different learning contexts; however, generally speaking, research has shown that autonomous learning allows learners to make the best use of learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom....   [tags: educational system, learning ways, teaching]
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Role of Autonomy and Philosophy in Educational Contexts - As the terms “Pedagogy” and “Methodology” came to be popular in Language Teaching contexts, people have started looking for an effective way to share knowledge and standardize it. However, most of the teaching methods have been proven to be ineffective, for they always seen to neglect an instruction or skill that the learner should acquire. In response to the forementioned type of teaching methods; in addition to the need of immigrants in Europe to learn a language by themselves, authors like Benson, Crabbe, Boud and Littlewood, have advocated for a proposal called “Autonomous Learning”....   [tags: pedagogy, teaching]
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Learners Autonomy and Independence in Language Learning - ... Metacognitive strategies are the processes that allow learners to control their own cognition by planning what they will do, checking how it is going and then evaluating how it went. The last strategies in this category are: affective and social schemes. Affective strategies serve to govern emotions, motivation and attitudes, whereas social categories are actions which learners choose to adopt in order to interact with other learners and with native speakers. Moreover, some learning strategies are separated according to skill areas which include not just open and productive skills, but also vocabulary learning and translation which separate the four skills....   [tags: teaching concepts, communication learning]
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The Changing Field of Military Mechanical Autonomy - ... Researchers depict unmanned frameworks today as being the place the horseless carriage was over at the turn of the most recent century. Head James A. Roy, the leader of the Air Force, says they are the comparable to the coming of the plane, while Bill Gates has contrasted apply autonomy today with where Pcs return in 1980. Undoubtedly, to the extent that they appear as though science fiction, such Packbots and Predators are just the original what might as well be called the Model T Ford or the Wright Brothers' flyer....   [tags: technology, unmanned, weapons] 835 words
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Privacy and the Self: Personhood, Autonomy, and Identity - With continuing revelations of government surveillance, much has been said about the “trade-off” between privacy and security and finding the “right balance” between the two. As Michael Lynch, a professor of philosophy at the University of Connecticut, wrote in an opinion piece in the New York Times, “this way of framing the issue makes sense if [one] understand[s] privacy solely as a political or legal concept.” In this context, the loss of privacy might seem to be a small price to pay to ensure one's safety....   [tags: government surveillance, privacy, security]
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Comparing Intellectual Autonomy and Intellectual Solidarity - ... Reid thought that distrusting testimonies was generally putting obstacles on the social pursuit of knowledgeand you should generally trust them. For Kant any use testimony to avoid having to do your own thinking was an inferior path to take to begin with. Avoiding the need to do your own thinking could certainly be seen as an advantage as well. If we assume (like Hume and Reid seem to agree) that pursuit for knowledge is a community effort then taking your peers word for truth in something allows you to focus your own thinking on something else and, assuming limited time and limited capacity, reach higher results than you could have been able to reach without such specialization....   [tags: specialization, dependency, testimony] 640 words
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Besides Oneself: On the Limits of Sexual Autonomy - A livable world is defined from the society you participate in everyday life. We as people make laws and regulations for situations that may or may not happen. This is because humans are imperfect and full of flaws. Laws and regulations are the guidelines for properly living in a society that dictates to the mass instead of hearing individual concern. Then again what is it meant to be “imperfect”. Who designates the description behind being perfect. This is what I believe is “the norm” or normal way of life of a society....   [tags: sexual orientation, social norms, Judith Butler]
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Autonomy in Determinism - Autonomy in Determinism (1) ABSTRACT: There are good reasons for determinism — the option for pure freedom of will proves to be a non-tenable position. However, this collides with the everyday experience of autonomy. The following argument will attempt to show that determinism and autonomy are compatible. (1) A first consideration going back to MacKay makes clear that I myself cannot foresee in principle my own determination; hence fatalism has lost its grounds. (2) From the perspective of physical determination, I show that quantum-physical indetermination is not at all in a position to explain autonomy, while from the perspective of systems theory physical determination and autonomy is...   [tags: Determinism Papers]
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Autonomy, Education, and Societal Legitimacy - Autonomy, Education, and Societal Legitimacy I argue that autonomy should be interpreted as an educational concept, dependent on many educative institutions, including but not limited to government. This interpretation will improve the understanding of autonomy in relation to questions about institutional and societal legitimate authority. I aim to make plausible three connected ideas. (1) Respecting individual autonomy, properly understood, is consistent with an interest in institutions in social and political philosophy....   [tags: Educational Papers]
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Patient-Physician Relationship: The Effects of Autonomy and Paternalism - Introduction The practice of medicine in general has changed due to changes in technology, economics, epidemiology, and demographics. But particularly, the patient-physician relationship has been transformed during the past century, from one characterized by strong physician paternalism to one that reflects strong patient autonomy. (1) Medical ethics in general is not a modern term; it goes back in time to the 12th century to the Hippocratic Oath. Recently in the 21st century the interest in medical ethics was provoked by a series of medical scandals: Nazi medical experiments, the infamous Tuskegee syphilis studies and so on....   [tags: life history, social status, physicians]
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Individual Autonomy and Social Structure, by Dorothy Lee - In the article “Individual Autonomy and Social Structure”, Dorothy Lee talks about individual autonomy. She goes through the topic by examining different groups such as; the Wintu Indians of California, the Sikh family, the Navaho Indians of Arizona and New Mexico, and the Chinese culture. All of these different groups and societies give personal freedom to the individuals regardless of age groups. The example of Navaho Indians is used by Lee to demonstrate how “personal autonomy is supported by the cultural framework” (Lee, 1959, p.5)....   [tags: Article Analysis, Culture Examination]
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Autonomy, Responsibility and the American Revolution - Can certain people assume absolute rights over others. Do people deserve a voice in determining what goes on with their lives as well as their country. Are people liable for their own actions. The questions asked above all fall under one theme that will be discussed - autonomy and responsibility. The American Heritage Dictionary defines the word ‘autonomy’ as self-government or the right of self-government; self-determination; independence. In addition to that, The American Heritage Dictionary defines the term ‘responsibility’ as a duty, obligation, or burden....   [tags: American War for Independence]
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Active Euthanasia, Free Will and Autonomy - Active Euthanasia, Free Will and Autonomy "Medicine in the hands of a fool has always been poison and death." -C. J. Jung Euthanasia, from the Greek, quite literally means "the good death." Advocates of euthanasia, offer it as a solution for the emotional, psychological and physiologic suffering of terminally ill patients. The type of euthanasia, which is presently under debate, is called "active euthanasia" and is defined as an act performed by an individual to bring about the death of another person....   [tags: Euthanasia Physician Assisted Suicide]
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Autonomy and Responsibility in Nazi Germany - Autonomy and Responsibility in Nazi Germany Throughout history, the struggle of people finding their rights in society has played a major role, especially in the Nazi ideology. During this struggle, societies tried to determine who had rights, what a person owed to society and the duties of an individual. Nazis believed in the Volk, which meant people in the sense of a race, not individuals. Nazis saw the Volk as the major component in society, and therefore based the rest of their beliefs on a person's place in the society on the idea of preserving the pure Volk....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Four Cases Regarding Problems with Rights to Autonomy - ... Consent is not all the time concerned with the living but may consist of asking agreement. Here is a case about a thirty-five year old male who several years before had a pacemaker implanted, but all the way up to know the pacemaker is reaching elective replacement, before anything can be done it is the nurse duty to make sure they patient understand what is going on and consent willingly to the procedure but because the patient is unable to speak on his behalf to say what he would like to be done, Beauregard (2012)....   [tags: medical, decisions, treatment] 1398 words
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House MD: Medical Beneficence vs. Medical Autonomy - ... This statement is chosen to be the basic theme of the TV series, stating that even if patients think they are telling the doctor everything they need to know, there are always underlying factors that the patient may be hiding that could help the diagnosis. The episode “Three Stories” the three different patients all have the same basic leg pain, but the cause of them is all different. The three patients are a farmer who claims to have been bitten by a snake, a volleyball player, and a middle aged golfer....   [tags: ethics, patients, decisions]
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Measuring Student Learning: Impact on Accountability and Autonomy - Institutions of higher education have faced growing external demands from state and federal government, accrediting bodies, the public. For the past two decades, the focus on student learning and accountability has grown tremendously. Now, it is difficult to read the news without seeing a headline related to states holding institutions accountable for graduation and retention rates, national initiatives related to graduating more students, or an article looking at funding and affordability issues for students and institutions of higher education....   [tags: Education]
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Autonomy and Self-Reliance: Kant Vs. Emmerson - The Autonomy of Self-Reliance In the late eighteenth century, with the publication of his theories on morality, Immanuel Kant revolutionized philosophy in a way that greatly impacted the decades of thinkers after him. The result of his influence led to perceptions and interpretations of his ideas reflected in the works of writers all around the world. Kant’s idealism stems from a claim that moral law, a set of innate rules within each individual, gives people the ability to reason, and it is through this that people attain truth....   [tags: Truth, Action, Reason]
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Implementing Power Sharing and Group Autonomy in Divided Societies - “ The successful establishment of democratic government in divided societies requires two key elements: power sharing and group autonomy”(Lijphart, 2004). Country X is a society divided not only ethnically but religiously making the creation of a long standing or stable democratic state difficult, but not impossible. As the quote from Lijphart above states, power sharing and group autonomy are two elements which need to be emphasized in order to develop a stable state. For power sharing and group autonomy to be implemented Country X must have a democratic presidential system....   [tags: democratic government, Lijphart, democracy]
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Autonomy vs Love in Bronte's Jane Eyre - From songs, to television, to books, and even to newspapers, the need for love is universal. Love is an emotional necessity that even Jane, from Charlotte Bronte’s book Jane Eyre, cannot ignore. Throughout the story line, Jane is constantly searching to find love. She was looking, not just for the love of a man, but for the love of a family. However, Jane’s search for love sometimes ends up challenging her autonomy. While Jane is longing for love, she is not willing to give up her independence for it....   [tags: literary analysis, analytical essays] 996 words
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Feminine Autonomy and Erasing the Male Stereotype in Juno and the Paycock - ... Because Jack does not work, Juno is the only support that the family has to rely on to keep living in the tenement. Jack also fails as the head of the household in his reaction to Mary’s pregnancy. Completely taken aback by the news, Jack is unreasonably angered exclaiming, “Oh, isn’t this a nice thing to come on top o’ me, an’ the state I’m in… Ay she’ll leave this place, an’ quick too!” Although she did sin through extra-marital relations, Mary is still his daughter, and thus he should support her in her time of difficulty....   [tags: sean o´casey´s play] 603 words
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Do Greater School Autonomy and Accountability Make a Difference? - Introduction A large body of literature in economics, education, and sociology shows that students attending private schools outperform students attending traditional public schools in a wide range of outcomes. Since a common feature of private schools is their autonomy from school district offices, these findings strengthen initiatives to improve outcomes of public school students through the establishment of charter public schools in the United States, free schools in the United Kingdom, independent public schools in Australia, and community-managed schools in many developing countries....   [tags: private, public, school, outcome] 2536 words
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King James II: A Reflection of Autonomy and Responsibility - King James II of England and the Glorious Revolution A Reflection of Autonomy and Responsibility James II of England was the first king to succeed to the kingdoms of both England and Scotland and to be crowned King of both. He was also known as the Duke of York, the Duke of Albany, and the honorary Duke of Normandy; a title that was never to be held again by an English monarch. He was called Lord High Admiral as he commanded the English navy in the Anglo- Dutch war, which resulted in a new English city renamed for him (New York)....   [tags: Biography] 2008 words
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Self-Determination and Individual Autonomy - Self-Determination and Individual Autonomy The right to determine what shall be done with one’s own body is a Fundamental right in our society. The concepts inherent in this right are Bedrock upon which the principles of self-determination and individual Autonomy is based. In regard to the autonomy, the judgement [handed by Dame Elizabeth Buttler-sloss, the president of family division of high] that causes surprises to medical lawyer, that is, the competent patient’s right to decide for himself whether to submit to medical treatment, over other imperatives, such as his best interests should be objectively considered....   [tags: Papers] 548 words
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Autonomy’s Independence - A toddler is on a mission for independence. When children are at the toddler age they start to develop behaviors of saying no, exploring, and learning self-help skills. These skills deal with the want of power and control in their lives. Toddlers need to feel this power and control in their environments. As an educator, you can facilitate that independence. Having a developmentally appropriate environment, encouragement of self-help skills to reinforce independence, giving choices throughout the day to make a child feel independent, providing control for the students in your classroom, set limits, and have a community resource to assist parents are all ways in which to help your students fee...   [tags: Educartional Issues]
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Class Struggle and Autonomy in the Communist Manifesto - Class Struggle and Autonomy in the Communist Manifesto The University of Dayton emphasizes four humanities based themes to describe the essence of the human experience. Autonomy and responsibility, one of these four themes, is defined within the program as, “The individual person has the ability to make choices; with those choices comes a responsibility for the consequences of those choices.”[1] Although this definition fits well in modern American society since widespread autonomy has been granted by the Constitution to all citizens, Frederick Engels and Karl Marx observed quite a different human situation in the 19th century....   [tags: Karl Marx Communism Manifesto Essays]
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The 1920’s: a time of autonomy and responsibility - The 1920’s: a time of autonomy and responsibility The twentieth century is coming to a close and it has been a time of sorrow, innovation, and progress. The decades have come and gone and with events like the civil rights movement, the world wars, and the roaring twenties this century will be one that is definitely remembered. All of these events questioned peoples values, especially the values of autonomy and responsibility. The event that is to be looked at on this page is the roaring twenties and how the governments and citizens actions reflected these values in both positive and negative ways....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1440 words
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Personal Autonomy and Individual Moral Growth - 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 as the centrally important relationships between what he terms the general will, liberty, equality and fraternity....   [tags: Ethics Greece Philosophy Papers]
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Autonomy and Responsibility: The Start of Labor Unions - Autonomy and Responsibility: The Start of Labor Unions The late nineteenth century was a time of great change for people everywhere. Industries became staples of society in almost every major city; farming became more efficient due to steel and machines, and more jobs were available because of all the new industries. Between 1865 and 1900, the number of people employed in manufacturing rose from 1.3 million to 4.5 million. Working conditions were terrible, providing long hours, low wages, and unhealthy conditions....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1467 words
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Autonomy versus Responsibility: A critique of Nuremberg - Autonomy versus Responsibility: A critique of Nuremberg "This case is unusual in that the defendants are charged with crimes committed in the name of the law…." ( United States 31) So began Brigadier General Taylor in his opening statement against a selection of German jurists after the Second World War. This trial, United States of America against Josef Altstoetter et al., commonly referred to as the "Justice Case" because all of the defendants were somehow attached to the Nazi judicial system, was unusual, for as Taylor continued: These men, together with their deceased or fugitive colleagues, were the embodiment of justice in the Third Reich....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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India Received Autonomy Due to Gandhi - Gandhi Mahatma Gandhi was an Indian by Nationality. He was born on October 2nd 1869 in Porbandar, India. He was born to Karamchand Gandhi and Putlibai. He came from a Hindu household. His father was the Dewan or the minister of the province of Porbandar. His mother was a very religious Housewife. His family followed strict rules of Hinduism, which included practice of non-violence, a lot of spiritual fasting, vegetarianism, and tolerance for other religion . In 1887, he started his college at the University of Bombay....   [tags: Mohandas Gandhi Essays] 529 words
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Nineteenth Century Europe: Autonomy and Responsibility - Nineteenth Century Europe: Autonomy and Responsibility In the nineteenth century, many changes were occurring throughout Europe. Many of these changes focused on the individual, which was an important aspect of European society. However, many changes also focused on the individuals responsibility to the nation. During this time, many individuals demonstrated their right to self-government through political systems such as liberalism, while also showing their loyalty to the nation through movements of nationalism and imperialism....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Paradox and Dream an Essay by John Steinbeck - ... Interestingly enough in a game of cowboys and Indians, just as in a war between youth gangs, there are rules as to who plays which part, even uniforms to represent these roles- much like the tales of super heroes and gangsters that fascinate us so much today. Children play these games not because they enjoy the violence, but because these cowboys, indians, and superheroes posses qualities that set them apart as ideal citizens. In order for one to have courage, there must be something to fear and overcome, often times that something is represented by violence, either in the form of a war or a violent enemy....   [tags: courage and autonomy ] 536 words
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Control Of The Ruling Class - As Gore Vidal once said: “The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along, paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return” (Vidal, N/A). In our society, the ruling ideas are easily believed and taken as “true.” Advertisements sell ideas and lifestyles rather than objects; people consent to the ruling ideas which in turn make them less of an individual. Although we may live in a culture industry that controls what people believe is right or wrong, there is always a struggle for power....   [tags: autonomy, inequity]
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Exploring Whether All Morality Should Reduce to Respecting Autonomy - Kantian Ethics states that all morality can be reduced to respecting autonomy. This theory has faced criticisms as well as support. Its most plausible idea is that autonomous agents are capable of making their own decisions and even if their choices may not be the best for them, these choices should be respected. However, criticisms of this theory include concerns such as 1) respecting autonomy is not equivalent to respecting the autonomous agent, 2) the theory does not concern (or concerns very little) with non-autonomous agents such as children and non-human animals, 3) it is implausible that respecting autonomy is the only factor determining morality, and 4) respecting others’ autonomy do...   [tags: john rawls, kantian ethics, contractualism]
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Dr. Gawande’s Respect for Patient Autonomy in Whose Body Is It, Anyway? - ... Dr. Gawande’s wife quickly noticed the respiratory stoppage, shook Hunter, and her breathing started anew. The Gawande family immediately took Hunter to the hospital where, in an environment guided by the “orthodoxy of patient autonomy”, a team of physicians presented them with different treatment options and asked them to choose their preferred course of action. Dr. Gawande was a trained, licensed, practicing physician – surely he would be better equipped than most to make such a decision. Yet, here are his thoughts at that critical moment: “Even if I made what I was sure was the right choice for her, I could not live with the guilt if something went wrong… I needed Hunter’s physicians...   [tags: treatment, physicians, decisions] 578 words
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Autonomy In The Work Force: The puzzle of Motivation, a Video by Dan Pink - The people should be aware of a lot of things in work force and autonomy is one people should be aware of as much as the rest of the problems, because it shows that people who use different ways to finish works but get yelled at which decreases motivation to the worker who tried hard and used a different way than what they were taught. Autonomy is the state of acting separately from others. During the time of working you see different people doing the thing they were asked in their own way for example, when I do dishes at D’angelo we have a wash sink, a rinse sink, and a sanitize sink, if I didn’t have much dishes to do I would finish them all before letting them be immersed for a minute as...   [tags: yell, managers, motivate]
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Analysis of Juthith Butler´s Besides Oneself: On the Limits of Sexual Autonomy - Are we really humans. What is the definition of a Human being. What makes us Humans. Society is so complicated that anything can be true these days. In Judith Butler’s essay, “Besides Oneself: On the Limits of Sexual Autonomy”, she talks about how humans are vulnerable to life around us socially and physically, and humans are dependable on others. She also uses examples such as grief to define who we are because when humans go through the grief process it reveals who that person really is and it can change that person forever in....   [tags: socially, physically, human, grief]
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Autonomy and Political Responsibility after the Cold War - Autonomy and Political Responsibility after the Cold War After World War II, Europe emerged as a continent torn between two very different political ideologies, Communism and Democracy. As the two major superpowers, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the United States, struggled to defend their respective governmental policies, the European Continent was caught in an intrinsic struggle to preserve the autonomy which had taken so long to achieve. During the Cold War, Eastern European nations struggled to achieve autonomy with the help of the West's dedication to break the Soviet sphere of influence....   [tags: Politics Political]
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Autonomy Vs. Paternalism In Mental Health Treatment - Autonomy Vs. Paternalism In Mental Health Treatment The assignment for this Ethics class was to review Mr. Jacob's treatment, as described by the New York State Commission on Quality of Care for the Mentally disabled (1994). The class was further asked to comment on the major issues for each of the three perspectives. The agencies, family and review board were to be included. This student will begin with a fourth perspective; that of Mr. Gordon. In the Matter of Jacob Gordon (1994), is the story of the last eight years of a psychiatrically disabled man's life....   [tags: essays research papers] 2814 words
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Autonomy and Responsibility of the United States During the Space Race - Autonomy and Responsibility of the United States During the Space Race At the end of World War Two there emerged two world superpowers. The United States and the U.S.S.R had entirely different ideologies. The Soviet Union attempted to expand their ideologies westward and southward. Only the United States had the power to put a stop to Soviet expansion. The American industries and armed forces were at their highest peak, but they made no attempt to block Soviet expansion. They were trying to install a sense of world peace by removing their troops from Europe and increase support for autonomy and democracy throughout the world....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Autonomy and Responsibility in the Nazi Regime: Germany 1933-1939 - Autonomy and Responsibility in the Nazi Regime: Germany 1933-1939 Article 231 of the Treaty of Versailles reads: "The Allied and Associated Governments affirm and Germany accepts the responsibility of Germany and her allies for causing all the loss and damage to which the Allied and Associated Governments and their nationals have been subjected as a consequence of the war imposed upon them by the aggression of Germany and her allies."(1) These words fueled the Nazi Party's rise to power and ignition of a Second World War....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Living and Dying by the Sword (or) The Autonomy and Responsibility of Paranoia - Living and Dying by the Sword (or) The Autonomy and Responsibility of Paranoia Introduction The question is a common one. "Does an individual have the right to yell, ‘Fire!’ in a crowded theater?" The implications are not as simple. If one answers, "no," then one is, in effect saying that the constitutional right to free speech is not entirely correct. If one answers, "yes," then one is saying that is perfectly O.K. to an individual to be delegated the power to create mass hysteria....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Autonomy and Responsibility The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bombs on Japan - Autonomy and Responsibility The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bombs on Japan Along with being a world superpower comes a long list of resposiblilities. One such responsibility is the decision of how to deal with other nations when they get out of line. People will always point fingers at who they think is at fault when a nation has to go to war with another. One such example of this is when the United States was brought into the Second World War because of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. By becoming involved in World War Two, the U.S....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Autonomy and Responsibility: The United States' involvement in the Persian Gulf - Autonomy and Responsibility: The United States' involvement in the Persian Gulf The United States' involvement in the Persian Gulf War showed the responsibility of the country to maintain peace and order, but more importantly, the conflict showed that the United States has a responsibility to oversee control of the world's natural resources. “On Aug. 2, 1990, Iraqi military forces, on orders from President Saddam Hussein, invaded and occupied the small country of Kuwait.”1 Kuwait, a small country in the Middle East, contains a large amount of oil that Iraq wished to take control of to help solve the economic problems of their country....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1468 words
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A Defence of Individual Autonomy in a Multination Liberal State - A Defence of Individual Autonomy in a Multination Liberal State Liberalism is committed to protecting the freedom to choose, question and revise one’s own conception of the good life. For this reason, liberalism defends (among many other things) freedom of conscience, expression and association, as well as mandatory, universal education. In Multicultural Citizenship, Will Kymlicka argues that the state is also obligated to ensure that the lifestyle options which are made available to an individual so that she can choose, question and revise her own conception of the good life, are meaningful to her by being understood by her in relation to her own "societal culture"....   [tags: Liberty Liberal Philosophy Philosophical Essays]
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Analysis of the Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks to the Sultan of Turkey to Sultan Mehmed IV of the Ottman Empire - Analysis of The Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks to the Sultan of Turkey to Sultan Mehmed IV of the Ottoman Empire Il’ya Yefimovich Repin is considered one of the greatest Russian painters and is known for painting realistic scenes that depict the climate and times in which he was raised. Born in 1844 in Chuguyev, Russia, now a part of Ukraine, Il'ya Repin was born into the military settlers class. Both his social standing and his homeland would become important influences in his later paintings....   [tags: nationalism, autonomy, freedom, strength] 907 words
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The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink - Psychology test do not have to be a stressful thing; test scores can go up with just a few changes by the professor. In Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, Daniel H. Pink explains that Motivation 3.0 Autonomy is giving a person the freedom to do things in their own way which produces better result because Motivation 3.0 “presumes that people want to be accountable-and making sure they have control over their task, their time, their technique, and their team in the most effective pathway to the destination” (105)....   [tags: autonomy, confidence, psychology]
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The Influence of the Job Characteristics' Model by Hackman and Oldham - ... Autonomy is the degree to which a person has the freedom to decide how to perform his or her tasks. As an example, an instructor who is required to follow a predetermined textbook, covering a given list of topics using a specified list of classroom activities, has low autonomy. On the other hand, an instructor who is free to choose the textbook, design the course content, and use any relevant materials when delivering lectures has higher levels of autonomy. Autonomy increases motivation at work, but it also has other benefits....   [tags: motivation, autonomy, feedback] 1242 words
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The Legal Process of Medical Consent for Adolescents - ... They rely on parents to advocate and legislate, and to promote their best interest. However, children who are 16 years and over can consent to treatment, but cannot refuse to treatment. Their refusal can be overturned by someone who has parental responsibility (DH, 2001). Although the child may lack capacity to consent, it is still good practice to promote the participation of the child as much as possible in the decision making process (DH, 2009). As previously mentioned, professional’s gaining consent from patients upholds individual autonomy (O’Neill, 2002)....   [tags: autonomy, ethics, competence] 2384 words
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Components of the Self Determination Theory - ... Relatedness The relatedness need is the pursuit of belonging. Relatedness is the sense that the person is connected to the group or others. Relatedness in the workplace can contribute to production and camaraderie. In life relatedness, strengthens the feeling of love that every human needs. Extrinsic Motivators Verbal The spoken word is an extrinsic motivator. In the workplace a word of praise can motivate an employee to increase production and feel they actively contribute to the company. Encouraging words to help a child with school homework problems, also promote accomplishment and achievement....   [tags: motivation, autonomy, rewards]
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The Argument of the Legality and Morality of Euthanasia - Euthanasia is the act of intentionally ending a life to relieve pain and suffering. The House of Lords Select Committee on Medical Ethics of England defines euthanasia as a deliberate intervention undertaken with the intention of ending a life, to relieve suffering(Harris, NM. 2001)., in the Netherlands euthanasia is defined as the termination of life by a doctor at the request of a patient(BBC,2011). The right to die debate posses a great number of legal, moral and ethical issues. Proponents and supporters of euthanasia had presented valid arguments: people have the right of self-determination and that is why they should be allowed to choose their own fate; is a better choice to assist an i...   [tags: Autonomy, Right to Die]
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Nursing Profession: The Five Integral Components of Nursing Practice - ... Moreover, Empathy is defined as the intellectual identification with or vicarious experiencing of the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of another and can be reflected in several aspects, such as affective, cognitive, emotional and compassionate. Affective and cognitive empathy are illustrated by processing someone’s perspective and being able to identify and understand their emotions; for example, in the event that a patient is expressing his or her feelings towards the nurse regarding a recent death in the patient’s family, as a result, the nurse should be able to articulate the appropriate emotion....   [tags: autonomy, integrity, communication] 870 words
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How Educators Can Incorporate Counseling Tenets into Lessons - The authors presented different counseling tenets that not just counselors, but also, we, as teachers can use to address the concerns of our gifted learners. We can incorporate these tenets in our lessons so that others students can benefit with it as well. The counseling tenets discussed the book Socio-Emotional Curriculum with Gifted and Talented Students (2009) include the following: nonjudgmental, focusing on strengths, respecting and fostering autonomy, active listening, open-ended questioning, avoiding teacher/facilitator self-disclosure, respecting privacy and processing....   [tags: nonjudgemental, autonomy, teaching]
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The Curious Case of Dax Cowart - ... More specifically, a propane explosion caused the accident, burning more than two-thirds of Cowart’s body. He suffered from so much pain that his request to stop receiving treatment so he could die from infection was denied. There were other factors involved for his decision to die too, one was that he felt his quality of life was going to be horrible since he was disfigured with amputated fingers, and he could not walk at that time. Eventually he was able to walk again, but after many years....   [tags: autonomy, ethics, treatment]
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Freedom of Speech and Expression - On December 15, 1791, Congress adopted the freedom of speech as a constitutional right under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution as a law to protect all American citizens. The law clearly states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances” (www.law.cornell.edu)....   [tags: Law, Autonomy, Ethics]
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Erikson's Eigh Life-Span Stages at Stage 2 - ... When they success to put on cloth, eat by own, cycling or any activities that they do their own, this will develop their feeling of autonomy and failure results in feelings of shame and doubt. Other than Erikson's theory, we also study Piaget's 4 stages, which we will focus on preoperational stage. This stage is focus for children at 2 years until 7 years old. In this stage, children able to acquire language and symbolic functions which has ability to search for hidden objects such their toy, others interesting object that they want to play with....   [tags: autonomy versus shame and doubt] 890 words
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What’s the Big Deal about Privacy? - ... True connections are made from respect and trust for the most part, shared information is helpful to get to know the person, but when something needs to be left a mystery, to it be. The first amendment is made in order to practice freedom in the United States. Privacy is a natural right, which is a right a human is born with. Having privacy means being “free” from other people’s attention. Privacy is importance because without it, one is forced to live without mystery. Without having privacy, you would know everyone and everything they do....   [tags: autonomy, security, documents, freedom] 519 words
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Taking a Look at Syrian Kurds - Sometime in late October 2013, as Syria’s civil war raged one, Muslim fighters captured the strategic town of Yarubiyah on the border between Iraq and Syria. The loss of Yarubiyah was a defeat for the Jihadist rebel groups attempting to overthrow the embattled dictator Bashar Al-Assad. However, their defeat did not come at the hands of Assad’s forces. In the midst of the civil war, a third party has fortified its stake in the future of Syria: the Kurds. Initially insisting on their neutrality at the outset of the conflict, the Kurds soon took control of a large swath of territory in Northern Syria....   [tags: struggle for autonomy, civil war] 1477 words
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Critical Analysis of the Article Everyday Ethics: Ethical Issues and Stress in Nursing Practice - ... Type of Research: Quantitative or Qualitative This research article is a quantitative study. Quantitative studies explain, predict and/or control phenomena through focused collection of numerical, mathematical, statistical, and computational data. Research Questions or Hypotheses There was no research question or hypothesis. Purpose of the Study The purpose of this study “was to describe the type, frequency and level of stress of ethical issues encountered by nurses in their everyday practice” (Connie, et al., 2010, p....   [tags: autonomy, rights, healthcare] 712 words
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The Statue of Westminster and the Historical Importance Behind it - The 1931 Statute of Westminster can be seen as the logical end of the years of negotiations on change between Britain and her Dominions, which include Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and Newfoundland. The origins of the Statue date back to the Imperial Conference in 1926 where Lord Balfour, Britain’s Foreign Minster, suggested that all Dominions should be given the right to full autonomy in their legislations. This would result in equality amongst Britain and its Dominions It made several key provisions; British parliament could no longer nullify laws in the Dominions, the Dominions were able to make their own extra-territorial laws, and British law no longer had to be applied i...   [tags: Canada, Autonomy, Independence] 1580 words
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The Zionist Movement in the Land of Israel: Political and Cultural - ... This in turn would engender social and political equality for those Jews living in the Diaspora. In short, political Zionism aimed to create equal treatment for Jews through the creation of a Jewish state. Furthermore, Herzl’s utopian society embraced the principle of universalism, and he maintained that Jewish society exist solely for people of Jewish descent. Herzl envisioned Israel as a liberal cosmopolitan republic that had few uniquely Jewish characteristics. He wished to establish Israel as a secular society and to preserve European culture, to adopt German as the spoken language, and to institute the French and British systems of education....   [tags: Jewish, Autonomy, Herzl] 777 words
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Free will and Determinism in Oedipus the King by Sophocles - ... Oedipus’s self-important quality causes him to irrationally handle the news that he is the murderer. This leads to bogus claims and accusations against Tiresias and Creon. In creating dissension within his kingdom he is merely proving how blind to the truth he actually is. He is also putting his life at risk, in the event Creon decides to make a political move, such as a coup d’état. Overall, we once again see how Oedipus’s blindness to the truth perpetuates his fate and furthers him on his path of downfall....   [tags: creon, greeks, autonomy]
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The Legitimate Authority of a Despot in the UK - I will advance the thesis, if an enlightened despot seized power in the UK, and governed it justly, then the despot would have legitimate authority. By saying the despot’s authority would be legitimate, I mean that, even though the despot abruptly seized power without the explicit consent of the citizens, which would then result in a loss of autonomy and negative liberty, the authority is governing the society justly, so a small amount of their rights must be sacrificed for a better society....   [tags: political authority, rule, autonomy]
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Thomas Hobbes and Modern Liberalism - Introduction Thomas Hobbes is frequently credited as being a forefather to modern liberalism. With his beliefs on individualism, along with his agreeance and acceptance of intellectual and moral autonomy it is easy to understand why many modern liberals would agree with Hobbes’s political philosophy. However, Thomas Hobbes does not support the concept of a democratic government, rather he supported the notion of a absolutist government up until his death. Special attention must be given to Hobbes’s denial that autonomy can be thought of, or conceived as, a form of self-government....   [tags: Individualism, Agreeance, Acceptance, Autonomy]
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An Argument Against Animal Testing - There have been many attempts to validate the case against animal rights. It has been perceived that humans are separate beings from animals not only on a physical level, but also through rational autonomy and morality. There is a forgotten aspect in this argument though. Within society there are many people who do not have these qualities, including the mentally disabled and babies (Singer). This creates the assumption that to consider animals deficient of rights is to insinuate that the mentally disabled and babies are void of rights as well....   [tags: Rational Autonomy, Morality]
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Unseen Consequences in Organizational Change - ... A plan for change did not exist nor did it include any of the recommendations that Spector (2012) discussed as effective tools for managing organizational change. Specifically, none of the elements of Kurt Lewin’s three stages of change implementation that Spector discussed as unfreezing, moving, and refreezing organizational norms were directed. Instead, Command Zulu reorganized without fully explaining the reasons to the customers (e.g. inspected units). The lack of understanding resulted in negative relationships for at least a year....   [tags: chaing of command, autonomy]
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