The Quality of Life

Venkatesh Rao, Aug 02, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Interesting if offputting (there's this 'in your face' style of writing people south of the border seem to like) essay that looks at (and struggles with) the question of autonomy. "An objective, defensible notion of quality of life must exhibit, at the philosophical level, a certain context-independent universality  that reflects the shared human condition embedded within technological realities. At the same time, at the subjective level, it must start with a freedom to define quality-of-life in more tangible, non-philosophical terms, for oneself." My own model of autonomy is here.

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