The Particularities of Legitimacy: John Simmons on Political Obligation

Ratio Juris 26 (1):1-15 (2013)

Kevin Walton
University of Sydney
In this paper, I examine the terms on which John Simmons rejects all arguments for a moral obligation to obey the law and so defends “philosophical anarchism.” Although I accept his rejection of several criteria on which others might and often do insist, I criticize his reliance on the conditions of “generality” and “particularity.” In doing so, I propose an alternative to his influential conception of legitimacy
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