Meaning of heteronomy in English:

heteronomy

Pronunciation /ˌhɛtəˈrɒnəmi/

noun

See heteronomous

‘Understood in this way, artistic consciousness tends to be inherently opposed to, resistant to and subversive of the heteronomy that underscores the commodified social relations of capitalist society.’
  • ‘Its opposite is not dependence, but heteronomy, where we feel our actions are controlled by external forces, regardless of our own values and interests.’
  • ‘But focusing on these cases reinforces a sense of our passivity as agents: what Kant meant, I believe, by a heteronomy of the will.’
  • ‘One form of philosophical modernism is a radical self-reflexivity and self legislation that stands against heteronomy.’
  • ‘Because heteronomy and autonomy reflect political and cultural rather than purely linguistic factors, they can change.’