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Are there really two cultures in the health debate? Towards a new understanding of autonomy

Ignaas Devisch (UGent)
(2011) APORIA. 3(1). p.42-44
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Although at first glance current debates on health seem to be infected by a gap between ‘two cultures’, focusing on them would hinder us from seeing the real deadlock at a more fundamental level. Both ‘cultures’ presuppose heteronomy as a bad thing that should be avoided. Although we agree upon autonomy as a desirable objective, heteronomy is not only unavoidable; it is not necessarily undesirable either. Instead of neglecting this or understanding it as the sheer negative side of autonomy, we should deal with it in a positive way and develop frameworks to integrate heteronomy into health theory and policy.

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Devisch, Ignaas. 2011. “Are There Really Two Cultures in the Health Debate? Towards a New Understanding of Autonomy.” Aporia 3 (1): 42–44.
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Devisch, Ignaas. (2011). Are there really two cultures in the health debate? Towards a new understanding of autonomy. APORIA, 3(1), 42–44.
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Devisch I. Are there really two cultures in the health debate? Towards a new understanding of autonomy. APORIA. 2011;3(1):42–4.
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Devisch, Ignaas. “Are There Really Two Cultures in the Health Debate? Towards a New Understanding of Autonomy.” APORIA 3.1 (2011): 42–44. Print.
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  author       = {Devisch, Ignaas},
  issn         = {0781-979X},
  journal      = {APORIA},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {42--44},
  title        = {Are there really two cultures in the health debate? Towards a new understanding of autonomy},
  volume       = {3},
  year         = {2011},
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