David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Law and Philosophy 16 (2):115 - 143 (1997)
The aim of this paper is to take the first steps toward providing a refurbished consent theory of political authority, one that rests in part on a reconception of the relationship between the surrender of judgment and the authoritativeness of political institutions. On the standard view, whatever grounds political authority implies that one ought to surrender one's judgment to that of one's political institutions. On the refurbished view, it is the surrender of one's judgment – which can plausibly be considered a form of consent – that makes political institutions practically authoritative.
|Keywords||authority political authority consent obligation political obligation law|
|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
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
C. M. (1997). Surrender of Judgment and the Consent Theory of Political Authority. Law and Philosophy 16 (2):115-143.
Albena Azmanova (2012). The Scandal of Reason: A Critical Theory of Political Judgment. Columbia University Press.
Kevin Thompson (2001). Kant's Transcendental Deduction of Political Authority. Kant-Studien 92 (1):62-78.
William A. Edmundson (2011). Consent and Its Cousins. Ethics 121 (2):335-53.
Andrés Rosler (2005). Political Authority and Obligation in Aristotle. Oxford University Press.
Véronique Munoz-Dardé (2009). Liberty's Chains. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 83 (1):161-196.
Fabienne Peter, Political Legitimacy. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads46 ( #40,369 of 1,140,000 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #157,514 of 1,140,000 )
How can I increase my downloads?