Warner, Jonathan (2007). "What might we have reason to value?" Paper presented at the 4th annual conference of the HDCA, 18-20 September 2007, New York, USA.
I look at the nature of autonomy within the Capabilities Approach; I want to suggest that the degree of autonomy is problematic, and that the aura of complete autonomy is, in practice, a chimera. Choices about the kind of life to live make sense only within the context in which the choice is made; in the context of what might be called the narrative of a life, and stem from presuppositions about the nature of reality.