Boundaries of Authority

Boundaries of Authority

by A. John Simmons


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ISBN-13: 9780190603489
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 07/05/2016
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

A. JOHN SIMMONS is Commonwealth Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Law at the University of Virginia. He has been an editor of the journal Philosophy & Public Affairs since 1982. He is the author of Moral Principles and Political Obligations (1979), The Lockean Theory of Rights (1992), On the Edge of Anarchy: Locke, Consent, and the Limits of Society (1993), Justification and Legitimacy: Essays on Rights and Obligations (2000), Is There a Duty to Obey the Law? For and Against (with C.H. Wellman) (2005), Political Philosophy (OUP, 2008), and many other publications on topics in moral, political, and legal philosophy. He has edited the books International Ethics (1985) and Punishment (1995) and has chaired the University of Virginia's Philosophy Department and its Program on Political and Social Thought.

Table of Contents


Part I: Political Authority and State Boundaries
Chapter 1: Authority: Practical, Political, Territorial
Chapter 2: Disobedience, Nonideal Theory, and Historical Illegitimacy
Chapter 3: Kantian Functionalism and the Boundary Problem

Part II: States' Territorial Rights
Chapter 4: Territorial Rights: Justificatory Strategies
Chapter 5: A Lockean Voluntarist Account
Chapter 6: Alternative Approaches

Part III: Property and Territory
Chapter 7: Rights Supersession
Chapter 8: Resource Rights
Chapter 9: Borders

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