autonomy drive

autonomy drive

a behavioral trait characterized by the attempt of an individual to master the environment and to impose his or her purposes on it.
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The book concludes with an extensive review of the dialectical situation engendered by this historical trajectory: "How far should considerations of autonomy drive one from a divine command theory to a Kantian hybrid theory?
The little debate that has taken place so far in the Press about the autonomy drive for public hospitals has mainly been centred on the views of hospital administrators, medical teachers and doctors.