Joseph Raz's Theory of Authority

Philosophy Compass 6 (12):884-894 (2011)
Joseph Raz’s theory of authority has become influential among moral, political, and legal philosophers. This article will provide an overview and accessible explanation of the theory, guiding those coming to it for the first time as to its theoretical ambitions within the wider issues of authority, and through its intricacies. I first situate the theory among philosophical examinations of authority, and then explain the theory itself in detail.
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DOI 10.1111/j.1747-9991.2011.00445.x
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R. M. Dworkin (1988). Law's Empire. Harvard University Press.

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