of autonomy

English translation: faculties that can give autonomy/independence

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English term or phrase:faculties of autonomy
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Entered by: Mohammad Ali Moinfar (X)

10:16 Jul 14, 2012
English language (monolingual) [PRO]
Art/Literary - Esoteric practices
English term or phrase: of autonomy
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Concentration of the mind can only be developed by watching yourself closely. All kinds of development commence with close attention. You should regulate your every thought and feeling. When you commence to watch yourself and your own acts and also the acts of other people, you use the **faculties of autonomy**, and, as you continue to do so, you improve your faculties, until in time you can engineer your every thought, wish and plan. To be able to focalize the mind on the object at hand in a conscious manner leads to concentration. Only the trained mind can focalize. To hold a thought before it until all the faculties shall have had time to consider that thought is concentration

Does "faculties of autonomy" imply autonomous/independent faculties or does it imply faculties that can give autonomy/independence to a person?

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Mikhail Korolev
Local time: 13:22
faculties that can give autonomy/independence
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http://www.calameo.com/books/000107044aed5c27794ed
شدی Kant defends himself against the charge: “To make up new words for accepted concepts when the language
does not lack expressions for them is a childish effort to distinguish one’s self not by new and true thoughts but
by new patches on old clothes,” he tells us in the preface to The Critique of Practical Reason, p. 11.
18 Whether Kant means an ability or a faculty is not clear to me. When Kant says that autonomy is a condition of
being free, he seems to mean that it is an ability; when Kant contrasts autonomy with heteronomy, he seems to
mean a faculty. Yet perhaps this distinction did not matter to him. The faculty of sight presupposes the ability to
see, and if Kant had had a view, perhaps it would be that the faculty of autonomy presupposes the ability to
make our own moral code.
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faculties that can give autonomy/independence


Explanation:
http://www.calameo.com/books/000107044aed5c27794ed
شدی Kant defends himself against the charge: “To make up new words for accepted concepts when the language
does not lack expressions for them is a childish effort to distinguish one’s self not by new and true thoughts but
by new patches on old clothes,” he tells us in the preface to The Critique of Practical Reason, p. 11.
18 Whether Kant means an ability or a faculty is not clear to me. When Kant says that autonomy is a condition of
being free, he seems to mean that it is an ability; when Kant contrasts autonomy with heteronomy, he seems to
mean a faculty. Yet perhaps this distinction did not matter to him. The faculty of sight presupposes the ability to
see, and if Kant had had a view, perhaps it would be that the faculty of autonomy presupposes the ability to
make our own moral code.

Mohammad Ali Moinfar (X)
Iran
Local time: 13:52
Native speaker of: Native in Farsi (Persian)Farsi (Persian)
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