Tønder, Lars. ‘Humility, Arrogance and the Limitations of Kantian Autonomy: A Response to Rostbøll’. Political Theory, vol. 39, no. 3, 06/01/2011 2011, pp. 378–385.
The author comments on the article ‘Autonomy, Respect, and Arrogance in the Danish Cartoon Controversy,’ by Christian Rostbøll. According to the author, Rostbøll’s assertion of whether the Kantian conception of autonomy can create the necessary conditions for care and sensitivity related to the publication of cartoons depicting the Islamic prophet Muhammad, which led to violent protests in Denmark, is problematic. The author suggests the need for a pluralization among citizens in their conception as citizens that includes exposing autonomous conceptions to the forces that enable and disturb free speech.