from αὐτο- auto- “self” and νόμος nomos, “law” = when combined understood to mean “one who gives oneself one’s own law” >> is a concept found in moral, political, and bioethical philosophy.
Within these contexts, it is the capacity of a rational individual to make an informed, un-coerced decision. In moral and political philosophy, autonomy is often used as the basis for determining moral responsibility and accountability for one’s actions.
Listen to what Kauffman Founders School has to say about Autonomy
“Create an environment where people can direct their own lives … when people have that they do better work”
– Daniel Pink
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