Heteronomy Het`er*on"o*my, n. 1. Subordination or subjection to the law of another; political subjection of a community or state; -- opposed to autonomy. [1913 Webster]

2. (Metaph.) A term applied by Kant to those laws which are imposed on us from without, or the violence done to us by our passions, wants, or desires. --Krauth-Fleming. [1913 Webster]

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  • heteronomy — 1798, subjection to the rule of another power, from HETERO (Cf. hetero ) + Gk. nomos law (see NUMISMATICS (Cf. numismatics)). Related: Heteronomic; heteronomous …   Etymology dictionary

  • heteronomy — See autonomy/heteronomy …   Philosophy dictionary

  • heteronomy — noun Etymology: heter + nomy (as in autonomy) Date: 1798 subjection to something else; especially a lack of moral freedom or self determination …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • heteronomy — /het euh ron euh mee/, n. the condition of being under the domination of an outside authority, either human or divine. [1815 25; HETERO + NOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • heteronomy — noun a) The political subjection of a community to the rule of another power or to an external law. b) The state of being beholden to external influences. Ant: autonomy …   Wiktionary

  • heteronomy — The condition or state of being heteronomous. [hetero + G. nomos, law] …   Medical dictionary

  • heteronomy — het·er·on·o·my || ‚hetÉ™ rÉ‘nÉ™mɪ / rÉ’n n. theory that the will is subject to outside influences (Philosophy); quality of having different laws of growth (Biology); quality of being subject of the laws of another …   English contemporary dictionary

  • heteronomy — het·er·on·o·my …   English syllables

  • heteronomy —  Гетерономия …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • heteronomy — /hɛtəˈrɒnəmi/ (say hetuh ronuhmee) noun condition of being under the rule of another (opposed to autonomy) …  

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