Autonomy


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Autonomy

The state in which a company is not a subsidiary, department or other subdivision of another company. That is, an autonomous company is completely independent. Autonomy should not be confused with an autonomous expenditure or with autonomous consumption.
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Autonomy again misrepresented to MicroTech that it had a deal in place with an end-user for Autonomy's software -- this time with HP, prior to HP's acquisition of Autonomy.
In Chapters 3 and 4, Taylor makes a detailed and compelling argument for why autonomy is conceptually different from, and thus should not be conflated with, identification with one's desires.
This classroom strategy for autonomy support helps students move toward intrinsic rather than extrinsic motivation, self-regulation (Deci & Ryan, 1985, 2002) and goal-orientation (Pintrich, 2000, 2003).
Consider: the AUTOnomy is built such that the body can be readily replaced.
This research is focused on measuring the ability of need for autonomy to moderate the relationship between the salesperson's perceived job autonomy and his/her performance.
A second criticism is that proponents of ascriptive autonomy have not articulated criteria that distinguish opprobrious from acceptable autonomous acts.
For Kant, autonomy is indeed the sine qua non of moral worth, but its pursuit is not the business of the state.
In fact much of The Perversion of Autonomy would fit comfortably into the Heritage Foundation, Manhattan Institute, or other conservative think tanks.
It's my principle to negate and reject virtually everything--illusion, emotion, the whole bag of technical tricks, the idea of us versus them--until I finally get to this perhaps illusory idea of autonomy.
The lack of competency or capacity to make decisions for oneself must be legally determined by the courts before a person's autonomy or right to choose may be restricted or removed.
That was essentially Jabotinski's concept of "personal autonomy.

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