The Problem of Political Authority
An Examination of the Right to Coerce and the Duty to Obey
By: Michael Huemer
Publication Date: 2012-10-29
Number of pages: 365
The state is often ascribed a special sort of authority, one that obliges citizens to obey its commands and entitles the state to enforce those commands through threats of violence. This book argues that this notion is a moral illusion: no one has ever possessed that sort of authority.
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