KATERINA DELIGIORGI | The Scope of Autonomy: Kant and the Morality of Freedom | Oxford University Press 2012
By Katerina Deligiorgi
I am immensely grateful to both my critics for the care and seriousness with which they have treated the arguments in my book The Scope of Autonomy. Their criticisms helped me think both about the detail of the argument and about the structure and implications of the position I defend.
I start with Jeppe von Platz’s comments because they present me with the opportunity to explain the motivation for the overall project. Setting out briefly the aims of the book will help explain my strategy and go some way towards answering von Platz’s broader concerns. I then seek to deal with the specific questions he poses.
The second part of my response is devoted to Adrian Piper’s comments. Besides offering a critical appraisal of a key thesis in the book, namely that distributive universality can adequately capture the demand for moral objectivity, Piper extends the argument of the book and offers an original contribution on the nature and scope of autonomy. Her discussion presents me with the opportunity to clarify certain features of my own position. Read more