- the condition of being under the domination of an outside authority, either human or divine.
Origin of heteronomy
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Examples from the Web for heteronomy
It is called autonomy of Will and is contrasted with heteronomy.Morals and the Evolution of Man
Max Simon Nordau
This heterogeneous articulation (heteronomy) is the more pronounced the higher the whole organization.The Wonders of Life
To make the judgements of others the determining grounds of his own would be heteronomy.Kant's Critique of Judgement
In contrast with the Legislative, the Executive power expresses the heteronomy of the nation in contrast with its autonomy.
Word Origin and History for heteronomy
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