Is There a Duty to Obey the Law? / Edition 1

Is There a Duty to Obey the Law? / Edition 1

by Christopher Wellman, John Simmons
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521537843

ISBN-13: 9780521537841

Pub. Date: 07/31/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The central question in political philosophy is whether political states have the right to coerce their constituents and whether citizens have a moral duty to obey the commands of their state. Christopher Heath Wellman and A. John Simmons defend opposing answers to this question. Wellman bases his argument on Samaritan obligations to perform easy rescues. Simmons

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Overview

The central question in political philosophy is whether political states have the right to coerce their constituents and whether citizens have a moral duty to obey the commands of their state. Christopher Heath Wellman and A. John Simmons defend opposing answers to this question. Wellman bases his argument on Samaritan obligations to perform easy rescues. Simmons counters that this, and all other attempts to explain our duty to obey the law, will fail.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521537841
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2005
Series:
For and Against Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
359,303
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

1. Why I am not an anarchist; 2. Is there a duty to obey the law?

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