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Autonomy, Testimony and Informational Diversity
1  Pontifical Lateran University, Rome


I’ll follow a line of thought that suggests to intend “personal autonomy” in a social sense. The urgency to undertake this move arises because of the wide variety of informational sources we are exposed which influence our behavior. Social background represents the basis for autonomy; at the same time, interaction with others (real or virtual) enlarges the possibility for autonomous judgements.  My attempt is to try to elucidate the connection between autonomy, knowledge by testimony and the exposition to informational diversity.

Keywords: Autonomy, Testimony, Informational Diversity, Social Epistemology