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Graphic Novels as Philosophy$
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Jeff McLaughlin

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781496813275

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2019

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496813275.001.0001

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Autonomy in Children: Accessing the Inaccessible Space in Essex County Vol. 1: Tales from the Farm

Autonomy in Children: Accessing the Inaccessible Space in Essex County Vol. 1: Tales from the Farm

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(p.64) Autonomy in Children: Accessing the Inaccessible Space in Essex County Vol. 1: Tales from the Farm
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Graphic Novels as Philosophy
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Maria Botero

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496813275.003.0004

This chapter analyzes how Jeff Lemire's portrait of Lester in Essex County Vol. 1: Tales from the Farm offers a depiction of a child who is able to be autonomous. Traditionally, because they are not fully developed rational agents, children are not considered autonomous. Thus, Lemire's portrait of autonomy is in opposition to traditional theories of autonomy: where autonomous agents are able to choose by themselves who they want to be and how they want to act; where autonomous agents are rational agents who are free to make decisions about moral law and justice and to provide reasons to justify their choices—choices that are not the result of any force outside of themselves.

Keywords:   Jeff Lemire, autonomy, children, autonomous agents, choices, moral law, justice

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