Political Authority, Moral Powers and the Intrinsic Value of Obedience

Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 30 (1):179-191 (2010)
Authors
William A. Edmundson
Georgia State University
Abstract
Three concepts—authority, obedience and obligation—are central to understanding law and political institutions. The three are also involved in the legitimation of the state: an apology for the state has to make a normative case for the state’s authority, for its right to command obedience, and for the citizen’s obligation to obey the state’s commands. Recent discussions manifest a cumulative scepticism about the apologist’s task. Getting clear about the three concepts is, of..
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1093/ojls/gqq008
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 35,023
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Authority and Reason‐Giving1.David Enoch - 2014 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 89 (2):296-332.
Content-Independence and Natural-Duty Theories of Political Obligation.Jiafeng Zhu - 2018 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 44 (1):61-80.

View all 7 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Analytics

Added to PP index
2010-03-26

Total downloads
136 ( #43,614 of 2,275,411 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #375,441 of 2,275,411 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature