Is There a Duty to Obey the Law? available in Hardcover
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- 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 counters that this, and all other attempts to explain our duty to obey the law, will fail.
Table of Contents
1. Why I am not an anarchist; 2. Is there a duty to obey the law?