Readership: Philosophers, bioethicists, and psychiatrists.
Edited by Lubomira Radoilska, Affiliated Lecturer, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Cambridge, UK and Research Associate, Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, University of Oxford, UK
Lubomira Radoilska is Affiliated Lecturer at the Cambridge Faculty of Philosophy and Research Associate of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics. She is the author of 'Aristotle and the Moral Philosophy of Today' (2007). Her main research interests are in moral and political philosophy, ancient philosophy and the philosophy of mental disorder
"The various chapters raise many interesting questions and collect many different perspectives on autonomy in mental health care. That makes it a valuable collection for students and professionals in this line of work who want to gather insights on problems concerning autonomy." - Philosophy in Review
"This is a rich, diverse and engaging collection of essays that would be of immense use researchers and clinicians." - Metapsychology Online Reviews
"Marks a significant intellectual change and this collection of essays, usefully structured by the editor and with a synthetic introduction, makes a very interesting contribution." - British Journal of Psychiatry
psychiatrists will find this book fresh in at least two respects: (1) that it approaches individualistic autonomy from a questioning rather than an idealizing stance and (2) that it departs somewhat from the usual competency/capacity forensic focus that orthodox medical education tends to take on the subject... Whilst this text is digestible enough to be read cover to cover, its contents are not iterative; readers can easily pick and choose the chapters that seem most germane to their practices and curiosities. Regardless, they will find valuable investigations into what it means to be autonomous and what it means to be respectful of others' autonomy." - Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, May 2013
Lubomira Radoilska: Introduction: personal autonomy, decisional capacity, and mental disorder
Part I: Mapping the conceptual landscape
1: Jane Heal: Mental disorder and the value(s) of 'autonomy'
2: Alfred R. Mele: Autonomy and neuroscience
3: K.W.M. (Bill) Fulford and Lubomira Radoilska: Three challenges from delusion for theories of autonomy
Part II: Autonomy in light of mental disorder
4: Derek Bolton and Natalie Banner: Does mental disorder involve loss of personal autonomy?
5: Lisa Bortolotti, Rochelle Cox, Matthew Broome, and Matteo Mameli: Rationality and self-knowledge in delusion and confabulation: implications for autonomy as self-governance
6: Jennifer Radden: Privacy and patient autonomy in mental health care
Part III: Rethinking capacity and respect for autonomy
7: Jules Holroyd: Clarifying capacity: value and reasons
8: Elizabeth Fistein: Conceptions of the good and the Mental Capacity Act
9: Hallvard Lillehammer: Autonomy, value, and the first person
Part IV: Emerging alternatives
10: Guy A.M. Widdershoven and Tineke A. Abma: Autonomy, practical rationality, and moral deliberation
11: Grant Gillett: How do I learn to be me again? Autonomy, life skills, and identity
12: Lubomira Radoilska: Autonomy and Ulysses arrangements