Following a conceptual clarification of the terms ‘autonomy’ and ‘autonomy-based liberalism’, Raz’s autonomy-based perfectionism and Kymlicka’s autonomy-based antiperfectionism will be examined. In addition, we will take a closer look at Chan’s multicentered perfectionism, which is a theory of political perfectionism that is also reconcilable with the concept of autonomy. Finally, it will be argued that autonomy-based liberalism is both reconcilable with antiperfectionism (Kymlicka) and with a ‘democratic’ or ‘multicentered’ form of perfectionism (Chan).
Franken, L. (2016). Autonomy-Based Liberalism and Political Perfectionism. In Boston Studies in Philosophy, Religion and Public Life (Vol. 5, pp. 21–33). Springer Science and Business Media B.V. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28944-1_3