Dissertatio 48:242-257 (2019)

Abstract: Using a critical review of the literature, we study a challenge from philosophical anarchism to J. Raz's theory of legal authority: it would be irrational to follow an order with which one disagrees, since it would mean acting against what is considered more justified. Through references from decision theory and epistemology, and deploying examples about tools for assisting in routine decision-making, we sketch two possible answers: first, it may be justifiable to put yourself in a situation that leads to irrationally acting; second, according to the “blindspots” theory, we outline some restrictions from a theory of rationality to the authority.
Keywords Authority  Rationality  Paradox
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