David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 16 (1):88-108 (2013)
Much of the debate concerning political obligation deals with the question of which, if any, moral principles could make obedience to the directives of the government a matter of obligation. What makes political obligation political has not received attention in the literature on the topic. In this article I argue that the lack of systematic reflection on what makes political obligation political is responsible for the failure of a number of influential theories of political obligation. I demonstrate this failure using the consent theory of political obligation as my major example. I conclude my analysis by formulating some positive conditions that a successful principle of political obligation should satisfy
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Fred R. Berger (1975). Gratitude. Ethics 85 (4):298-309.
Richard C. Brandt (1964). Utility and the Obligation to Obey the Law. In Sidney Hook (ed.), Law and Philosophy. [New York]New York University Press.
Allen Buchanan (2002). Political Legitimacy and Democracy. Ethics 112 (4):689-719.
Margaret Gilbert (2006). A Theory of Political Obligation: Membership, Commitment, and the Bonds of Society. OUP Oxford.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Dorota Mokrosinska (2012). Rethinking Political Obligation: Moral Principles, Communal Ties, Citizenship. Palgrave Macmillan.
Daniel Schwartz (2008). Francisco Suárez on Consent and Political Obligation. Vivarium 46 (1):59-81.
Andrés Rosler (2005). Political Authority and Obligation in Aristotle. Oxford University Press.
William A. Edmundson (2011). Consent and Its Cousins. Ethics 121 (2):335-53.
Thomas M. Hughes (2012). Is Political Obligation Necessary for Obedience? Hobbes on Hostility, War and Obligation. Teoria Politica 2:77-99.
Jason Wyckoff (2010). The Inseparability Thesis. Southwest Philosophy Review 26 (1):51-59.
Massimo Renzo (2012). Associative Responsibilities and Political Obligation. Philosophical Quarterly 62 (246):106-127.
John Petrov Plamenatz (1968). Consent, Freedom and Political Obligation. New York [Etc.]Oxford U.P..
George Klosko (2004). Multiple Principles of Political Obligation. Political Theory 32 (6):801-824.
George Klosko (2005). Political Obligations. OUP Oxford.
Michael Davis (2012). Locke on Consent: The Two Treatises as Practical Ethics. Philosophical Quarterly 62 (248):464-485.
Massimo Renzo (2008). Duties of Samaritanism and Political Obligation. Legal Theory 14 (3):193–217.
George Klosko (2003). Samaritanism and Political Obligation: A Response to Christopher Wellman's “Liberal Theory of Political Obligation”. Ethics 113 (4):835-840.
George Klosko (2004). Duties to Assist Others and Political Obligations. Politics, Philosophy and Economics 3 (2):143-159.
Added to index2012-03-23
Total downloads42 ( #39,322 of 1,098,832 )
Recent downloads (6 months)5 ( #57,571 of 1,098,832 )
How can I increase my downloads?