Vol 19 No 1 (2019)
Essays

Against Raz on authority, autonomy, and rationality

Giorgio Maniaci
Published July 8, 2019
Keywords
  • Raz,
  • authority,
  • autonomy,
  • rationality

Abstract

In this article, I first argue that the necessity to solve coordination problems in the wide sense does not imply the necessity of a legitimate Razian authority. Second, I claim that the Razian conception of a legitimate authority is incompatible with a plausible conception of rationality and autonomy.