Boden M. (2008) Autonomy: What is it? BioSystems 91(2): 305–308. https://cepa.info/3899
Autonomy: What is it?
BioSystems 91(2): 305–308.
Fulltext at https://cepa.info/3899
Excerpt: Very broadly speaking, autonomy is self-determination: the ability to do what one does independently, without being forced so to do by some outside power. The “doing” may be mental, behavioural, neurological, metabolic, or autopoietic: autonomy can be ascribed to a system on a number of different levels.