The Myth of Autonomy — Servant’s Pen

Dear Christian, You are not autonomous. You are free, but you are not autonomous. There is a difference between freedom and autonomy. Autonomy means “self-government.” It comes from the Greek words autos, meaning “self,” and nomos, meaning “law.” To be autonomous means that you are a law unto yourself; you can set your own rules. But whenever we discuss autonomy, we usually have to limit the scope. This should make us question whether or not true autonomy actually exists.

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