self-legislation

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By generic self-legislation he outlawed youth, labor, farmer, professional, even church-based organizations, for supposed "subversive" aims.
A Law of One's Own: Self-Legislation and Radical Kantian Constructivism, TOM O'SHEA
I will argue that the way Kant conceives of our "higher" vocation, namely in terms of a vocation to moral self-legislation, allows for a religious experience of ourselves and in ourselves.
Without this latter component of equality one can never hope to self-govern definitively, because one's self-legislation is ultimately held at the discretion of other groups of people and their corresponding democratic institutions.
The approach faultily presupposes that if we claim that autonomy should be understood in terms of X, e.g., narrative identity or self-legislation, we thereby have shown why X should be respected.
The rapporteur stressed that this right should be written in stone, since self-legislation via recommendations made to member states has shown its limits - something which Internal Market Commissioner Michel Barnier had said the previous day (see Europolitics 4388).
True self-determination is only possible in the form of self-legislation or autonomy.
Fourth, these communities model a particular form of self-legislation, teaching us to discipline our consciousness by making it adhere to certain criteria for internal dialogue.
In his speech, President Parvanov stressed on the need to actually build a coutry based on the principles of freedom and dignity, social justice and self-legislation.
By contrast, if faith is a personal relationship with God rather than a mere ideal toward which to strive, the reduction of all laws to self-legislation to the exclusion of God-given laws might be unnecessary.
When democracy is properly conceived as self-legislation by those affected by legal regulation, legitimacy can only be derived from self-imposed obligations (p.
While the Government tries to attack the problems of alcohol, it's not legal legislation but self-legislation that is the key to solving the problem.