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1. Subject to external or foreign laws or domination; not autonomous.
2. Biology Differing in development or structure.

[hetero- + Greek nomos, law; see -nomy + -ous.]

het′er·on′o·mous·ly adv.


1. (Law) subject to an external law, rule, or authority. Compare autonomous
2. (Biology) (of the parts of an organism) differing in the manner of growth, development, or specialization
3. (Philosophy) (in Kant's philosophy) directed to an end other than duty for its own sake. Compare autonomous4b
ˌheterˈonomously adv
ˌheterˈonomy n
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Why does it have priority over other, more basic accounts of why humans ought not to be killed--for example, because death deprives persons of experiences and sensations, some of which might be good, or because another's life (even if badly or heteronomously lived) is simply not another human being's to dispose off
Because in his interpretation, there is not only a FPR that emerges as the law but also--simultaneously--as a fact of the person who is heteronomously determined in its foundations.
These passages are consistent with the position he takes in Grounding that a person who depends on others is acting heteronomously, not autonomously, and is to that extent not exercising a free moral will.