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    Political Obligations.George Klosko (ed.) - 2005 - Oxford University Press.
    This is the first in-depth study of popular attitudes towards political obligations and how these are viewed by the state. Leading political theorist George Klosko provides a full defense of a theory of political obligation based on the principle of fairness, which is widely viewed as the strongest theory of obligation currently available. This theory is then extended into a developed 'multiple principle' theory of obligation.
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    Are Political Obligations Content Independent?George Klosko - 2011 - Political Theory 39 (4):498-523.
    Current scholars generally view political obligations as "content independent." Citizens have moral reasons to obey the law because it is the law, rather than because of the content of different laws. However, this position is subject to criticism on both theoretical and practical grounds. The main consideration in favor of content independence, the so-called "self-image of the state," does not actually support it. Properly understood, the state's self-image is to comply with laws because of the underlying moral reasons that justify (...)
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  3. The Principle of Fairness and Political Obligation.George Klosko - 1987 - Ethics 97 (2):353-362.
    In this now-classic work, he clearly and systematically formulates what others thought impossible_a principle of fairness that specifies a set of conditions which grounds existing political obligations and bridges the gap between the abstract accounts of political principles and the actual beliefs of political actors. Brought up-to-date with a new introduction, this new edition will be of great interest to all interested in political thought.
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  4. Multiple Principles of Political Obligation.George Klosko - 2004 - Philosophy Today 32 (6):801-824.
    Scholars who doubt the existence of general political obligations typically criticize and reject theories of obligation based on individual moral principles, for example, consent, fairness, or a natural duty of justice. Astronger position can result fromcombining different principles in a single theory. I develop a multiprinciple theory of political obligation, based on the principle of fairness, a natural duty of justice, and what I call the “common good” principle. The three principles interact in three main ways: “cumulation,” combining the separate (...)
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    Democratic Procedures and Liberal Consensus.George Klosko - 2004 - Oxford University Press.
    In this ground-breaking study, George Klosko combines a theoretical discussion of liberalism with an empirical analysis of the conditions under which people give their support to liberal democratic regimes and regard policies as legitimate.
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    The Principle of Fairness and Political Obligation.George Klosko (ed.) - 1991 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    In this now-classic work, he clearly and systematically formulates what others thought impossible_a principle of fairness that specifies a set of conditions which grounds existing political obligations and bridges the gap between the abstract accounts of political principles and the actual beliefs of political actors. Brought up-to-date with a new introduction, this new edition will be of great interest to all interested in political thought.
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    Rawls, Weithman, and the Stability of Liberal Democracy.George Klosko - 2015 - Res Publica 21 (3):235-249.
  8. Justice Is Conflict.Stuart Hampshire, George Klosko, John Tomasi & Ross Zucker - 2003 - Political Theory 31 (4):589-601.
     
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  9. Perfectionism and Neutrality: Essays in Liberal Theory.Bruce Ackerman, Richard J. Arneson, Ronald W. Dworkin, Gerald F. Gaus, Kent Greenawalt, Vinit Haksar, Thomas Hurka, George Klosko, Charles Larmore, Stephen Macedo, Thomas Nagel, John Rawls, Joseph Raz & George Sher - 2003 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Editors provide a substantive introduction to the history and theories of perfectionism and neutrality, expertly contextualizing the essays and making the collection accessible.
     
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    The Principle of Fairness and Political Obligation.George Klosko - 1991 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    In this now-classic work, he clearly and systematically formulates what others thought impossible_a principle of fairness that specifies a set of conditions which grounds existing political obligations and bridges the gap between the abstract accounts of political principles and the actual beliefs of political actors. Brought up-to-date with a new introduction, this new edition will be of great interest to all interested in political thought.
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    The Principle of Fairness and Political Obligation.George Klosko - 1991 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    In this now-classic work, he clearly and systematically formulates what others thought impossible_a principle of fairness that specifies a set of conditions which grounds existing political obligations and bridges the gap between the abstract accounts of political principles and the actual beliefs of political actors. Brought up-to-date with a new introduction, this new edition will be of great interest to all interested in political thought.
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  12. Presumptive Benefit, Fairness, and Political Obligation.George Klosko - 1987 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 16 (3):241-259.
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    The Development of Plato's Political Theory.George Klosko - 2006 - Oxford University Press.
    Like the first edition, this edition of The Development of Plato's Political Theory provides a clear, scholarly account of Plato's political theory in the context of the social and political events of his time. This second edition has been thoroughly revised to take into account scholarly developments during the last twenty years.
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  14. Democratic Procedures and Liberal Consensus.George Klosko - 2000 - Philosophy 75 (294):622-626.
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    Political Obligation and the Natural Duties of Justice.George Klosko - 1994 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 23 (3):251-270.
  16. 10. Jacob Levy, The Multiculturalism of Fear Jacob Levy, The Multiculturalism of Fear (Pp. 891-895).Roger Crisp, Larry S. Temkin, Robert Sugden, Robert N. Johnson, George Klosko & Paul Hurley - 2003 - Ethics 113 (4).
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    The Oxford Handbook of the History of Political Philosophy.George Klosko (ed.) - 2011 - Oxford University Press UK.
    The Oxford Handbook of the History of Political Philosophy presents fifty original essays, each specially written by a leading figure in the field, covering the entire subject of the history of political philosophy. They provide not only surveys of the state of research but substantial pieces that engage with, and move forward, current debates. Part I addresses questions of method, and examines the value of the history of political philosophy and the history of the discipline itself. Part II, on chronological (...)
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  18. The Development of Plato's Political Theory.George Klosko - 1987 - Philosophy 62 (239):109-111.
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  19. Political Obligation.George Klosko - 2011 - In The Oxford Handbook of the History of Political Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
    This is the first in-depth study of popular attitudes towards political obligations and how these are viewed by the state. Leading political theorist George Klosko provides a full defense of a theory of political obligation based on the principle of fairness, which is widely viewed as the strongest theory of obligation currently available.
     
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    Political Obligation and Gratitude.George Klosko - 1989 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 18 (4):352-358.
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    Samaritanism and Political Obligation: A Response to Christopher Wellman’s “Liberal Theory of Political Obligation”.George Klosko - 2003 - Ethics 113 (4):835-840.
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    Parfit’s Moral Arithmetic and the Obligation to Obey the Law.George Klosko - 1990 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 20 (2):191-213.
    Though consequentialist theories of political obligation have been widely criticized in recent years, a series of arguments presented by Derek Parfit, in Reasons and Persons, are now believed to have given this position new life.
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    Content-Independent Obligations.George Klosko - 2014 - Political Theory 42 (2):223-227.
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    Toward a Consistent Interpretation of the Protagoras.George Klosko - 1979 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 61 (2):125-142.
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    Duties to Assist Others and Political Obligations.George Klosko - 2004 - Politics, Philosophy and Economics 3 (2):143-159.
    In response to recent criticisms of traditional theories of political obligation, scholars have advanced moral reasons for complying with the law that focus on natural duties to assist other people who are in need. In discussions of political obligation, these ‘rescue principles’ are presented as alternatives to traditional principles. I argue that theories of political obligation based on rescue principles are not able to fulfill the role theorists assign them. If the underlying assumptions of rescue theories are uncovered, they can (...)
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  26. Popper's Plato: An Assessment.George Klosko - 1996 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 26 (4):509-527.
    The author examines Karl Popper's contribution to the study of Plato in The Open Society and Its Enemies. Assessment of Popper's claims that Plato is a totalitarian, a historicist, and a racist confirms what has become the general opinion of the work, that it played a major role in changing perceptions of Plato's political theory, in spite of significant problems with many of Popper's claims and the evidence he uses to support them.
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    Book Review: Why Plato Wrote. [REVIEW]George Klosko - 2013 - Political Theory 41 (2):343-346.
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    An Empirical Approach to Political Liberalism.George Klosko - 2004 - In Shaun Young (ed.), Political Liberalism: Variations on a Theme. State Uiversity of New York Press. pp. 129--148.
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    Plato and the Morality of Fallacy.George Klosko - 1987 - American Journal of Philology 108 (4).
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    Cosmopolitanism, Political Obligation, and the Welfare State.George Klosko - 2009 - Political Theory 37 (2):243-265.
    While we generally take it for granted that governments should provide social welfare and other benefits to their citizens, justification of these services depends on special moral requirements people owe to their compatriots, as opposed to inhabitants of other countries, who may be far more needy. While widely discussed defenses of compatriot preferences can be seen to be flawed, the latter may be justified through a public goods argument. Security and other public goods are not only necessary for acceptable lives (...)
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  31. The Refutation of Callicles in Plato's Gorgias.George Klosko - 1984
     
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    Four Arguments Against Political Obligations From Gratitude.George Klosko - 1991 - Public Affairs Quarterly 5 (1):33-48.
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    The Technical Conception of Virtue.George Klosko - 1981 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 19 (1):95-102.
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    The "Rule" of Reason in Plato's Psychology.George Klosko - 1988 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 5 (4):341 - 356.
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    Socrates on Goods and Happiness.George Klosko - 1987 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 4 (3):251 - 264.
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    Democratic Authority and Respect for the Law.Harrison Frye & George Klosko - 2017 - Law and Philosophy 36 (1):1-23.
    In recent years, scholars have argued that democratic provenance of law establishes moral requirements to obey it. We argue against this view, claiming that, rather than establishing moral requirements to obey the law, democratic provenance grounds only requirements to respect it. Establishing what we view as this more plausible account makes clear not only exactly what democracy itself contributes to requirements to obey the law but also important difficulties proponents of democratic authority must overcome in order successfully to make their (...)
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    Rawls's Public Reason and American Society.George Klosko - 2009 - In Shaun Young (ed.), Reflections on Rawls: An Assessment of His Legacy. Ashgate. pp. 23.
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    The Pseudo-Platonic Seventh Letter.George Klosko - 2016 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 24 (4):780-784.
  39. Demotike-Arete in The'republic'.George Klosko - 1982 - History of Political Thought 3 (3):363-381.
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    The Natural Basis of Political Obligation.George Klosko - 2001 - Social Philosophy and Policy 18 (1):93-114.
    Though questions of political obligation have long been central to liberal political theory, discussion has generally focused on voluntaristic aspects of the individual's relationship to the state, as opposed to other factors through which the state is able to ground compliance with its laws. The individual has been conceptualized as naturally without political ties, whether or not formally in a state of nature, and questions of political obligation have centered on accounting for political bonds.Footnotes* For helpful comments on and discussion (...)
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    Political Obligation and Military Service in Three Countries.George Klosko, Michael Keren & Stacy Nyikos - 2003 - Politics, Philosophy and Economics 2 (1):37-62.
    University of Calgary, Canada and Tel Aviv University, Israel mkeren{at}ucalgary.ca ' + u + '@' + d + ' '//--> Stacy Nyikos University of Tulsa, USA stacy-nyikos{at}utulsa.edu ' + u + '@' + d + ' '//--> Although questions of political obligation have been much discussed by scholars, little attention has been paid to moral reasons advanced by actual states to justify the compliance of their subjects. We examine the `self-image of the state' through Supreme Court decisions in the USA, (...)
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  42. Jacobins and Utopians: The Political Theory of Fundamental Moral Reform.George Klosko - 2003 - Utopian Studies 14 (2):177-179.
  43. The 'Straussian'Interpretation of Plato's Republic.George Klosko - 1986 - History of Political Thought 7 (2):275-93.
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    Review: Michael Huemer, The Problem of Political Authority: An Examination of the Right to Coerce and the Duty to Obey. [REVIEW]George Klosko - forthcoming - Philosophical Explorations.
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  45. Jacobins and Utopians: The Political Theory of Fundamental Moral Reform.George Klosko - 2006 - Philosophy 81 (318):690-694.
     
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  46. Politics and Method in Plato's Political Theory.George Klosko - 2006 - Polis 23 (2):328-349.
    For much of the past century, Barker and other scholars took Plato seriously as a political actor, and so considered his political activities and those of the school he founded in interpreting his political works. As a result, these scholars viewed the Republic and Laws as bearing on practical politics, perhaps as blueprints for intended political reform. Although I do not argue for the strong thesis that the works should be accepted as blueprints, I believe they should be read against (...)
     
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    Stability: Political and Conception: A Response to Professor Weithman.George Klosko - 2015 - Res Publica 21 (3):265-272.
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    Liberalism and Pluralism. [REVIEW]George Klosko - 1996 - Social Theory and Practice 22 (2):251-269.
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    Huemer, Michael. The Problem of Political Authority: An Examination of the Right to Coerce and the Duty to Obey.New York: Macmillan, 2013. Pp. 365. $110.00 ; $38.00. [REVIEW]George Klosko - 2014 - Ethics 124 (2):412-417.
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    (M.) Blitz, Plato's Political Philosophy. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010. Pp. Vii + 336. $60. 9780801897658. [REVIEW]George Klosko - 2012 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 132:267-268.
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