Switch to: Citations

Add references

You must login to add references.
  1. Moral Principles and Political Obligations.Diana T. Meyers & A. John Simmons - 1981 - Philosophical Review 90 (3):472.
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   85 citations  
  • Moral Principles and Political Obligations.A. John Simmons - 1979 - Princeton University Press.
    Every political theorist will need this book . . . . It is more 'important' than 90% of the work published in philosophy."--Joel Feinberg, University of Arizona.
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   56 citations  
  • The Morality of Freedom.Joseph Raz - 1986 - Oxford University Press.
    Ranging over central issues of morals and politics and the nature of freedom and authority, this study examines the role of value-neutrality, rights, equality, ...
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   442 citations  
  • The Authority of Law: Essays on Law and Morality.Joseph Raz - 1979 - Oxford University Press.
    Legitimate authority -- The claims of law -- Legal positivism and the sources of law -- Legal reasons, sources, and gaps -- The identity of legal systems -- The institutional nature of law -- Kelsen's theory of the basic norm -- Legal validity -- The functions of law -- Law and value in adjudication -- The rule of law and its virtue -- The obligation to obey the law -- Respect for law -- A right to dissent? : civil disobedience (...)
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   95 citations  
  • Critical Reception of Raz’s Theory of Authority.Kenneth M. Ehrenberg - 2011 - Philosophy Compass 6 (11):777-785.
    This is a canvass to the critical reaction to Joseph Raz’s service conception of authority, as well as actual or possible replies by Raz. Familiarity is assumed with the theory itself, covered in a previous article. The article focuses primarily on direct criticisms of Raz’s theory, rather than replies developed in the context of a theorist’s wider project.
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   4 citations  
  • Political Philosophy.A. John Simmons - 2007 - Oxford University Press.
    The most recent addition to the Fundamentals of Philosophy Series, Political Philosophy is a concise yet thorough and highly engaging introduction to the essential problems of the discipline. Organized topically and presented in a straightforward manner by an eminent political philosopher, A. John Simmons, it investigates the nature and basis of political authority and the structure and organization of political life. Each chapter focuses on a central problem, considers how it could be addressed, and outlines the various philosophical positions surrounding (...)
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   8 citations  
  • Why Not Socialism?G. A. Cohen - 2009 - Princeton University Press.
    Is socialism desirable? Is it even possible? In this concise book, one of the world's leading political philosophers presents with clarity and wit a compelling moral case for socialism and argues that the obstacles in its way are exaggerated. There are times, G. A. Cohen notes, when we all behave like socialists. On a camping trip, for example, campers wouldn't dream of charging each other to use a soccer ball or for fish that they happened to catch. Campers do not (...)
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   49 citations  
  • Authority and Reasons: Exclusionary and Second‐Personal.Stephen Darwall - 2010 - Ethics 120 (2):257-278.
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   23 citations  
  • Legitimate Political Authority and Sovereignty: Why States Cannot Be the Whole Story.Bernd Krehoff - 2008 - Res Publica 14 (4):283-297.
    States are believed to be the paradigmatic instances of legitimate political authority. But is their prominence justified? The classic concept of state sovereignty predicts the danger of a fatal deadlock among conflicting authorities unless there is an ultimate authority within a given jurisdiction. This scenario is misguided because the notion of an ultimate authority is conceptually unclear. The exercise of authority is multidimensional and multiattributive, and to understand the relations among authorities we need to analyse this complexity into its different (...)
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  • Authority and Convention.Leslie Green - 1985 - Philosophical Quarterly 35 (141):329-346.
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   5 citations  
  • Authorities: Conflicts, Cooperation, and Transnational Legal Theory.Nicole Roughan - 2013 - Oxford University Press UK.
    Interactions between state, international, transnational and intra-state law involve overlapping, and sometimes conflicting, claims to legitimate authority. These have led scholars to new theoretical explanations of sovereignty, constitutionalism, and legality, but there has been no close attention to authority itself. This book asks whether, and under what conditions, there can be multiple legitimate authorities with overlapping or conflicting domains. Can legitimate authority be shared between state, supra-state and non-state actors, and if so, how should they relate to one another? Roughan (...)
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  • God and the State.Mikhail Bakunin - unknown
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   7 citations  
  • Legitimacy, Democracy, and Razian Authority.Scott Hershovitz - 2003 - Legal Theory 9 (3):201-220.
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   19 citations  
  • The Problem of Authority: Revisiting the Service Conception.Joseph Raz - manuscript
    The problem I have in mind is the problem of the possible justification of subjecting one's will to that of another, and of the normative standing of demands to do so. The account of authority that I offered, many years ago, under the title of the service conception of authority, addressed this issue, and assumed that all other problems regarding authority are subsumed under it. Many found the account implausible. It is thin, relying on very few ideas. It may well (...)
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   36 citations  
  • The Morality of Freedom.Joseph Raz - 1986 - Philosophy 63 (243):119-122.
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   465 citations  
  • The morality of freedom.J. Raz - 1988 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 178 (1):108-109.
    Download  
    Translate
     
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   113 citations  
  • Philosophical Anarchism and Political Obligation.Magda Egoumenides - 2014 - Bloomsbury Academic.
    Political obligation refers to the moral obligation of citizens to obey the law of their state and to the existence, nature, and justification of a special relationship between a government and its constituents. This volume in the Contemporary Anarchist Studies series challenges this relationship, seeking to define and defend the position of critical philosophical anarchism against alternative approaches to the issue of justification of political institutions.The book sets out to demonstrate the value of taking an anarchist approach to the problem (...)
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  • In Defense of Anarchism.Robert Paul Wolff - 1971 - Journal of Philosophy 68 (18):561-567.
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   104 citations  
  • Philosophical Anarchism.A. John Simmons - unknown
    Anarchist political philosophers normally include in their theories (or implicitly rely upon) a vision of a social life very different than the life experienced by most persons today. Theirs is a vision of autonomous, noncoercive, productive interaction among equals, liberated from and without need for distinctively political institutions, such as formal legal systems or governments or the state. This "positive" part of anarchist theories, this vision of the good social life, will be discussed only indirectly in this essay. Rather, I (...)
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   9 citations  
  • The Anarchist Position: A Reply to Klosko and Senor.A. John Simmons - 1987 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 16 (3):269-279.
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   12 citations  
  • Justification and Legitimacy.A. John Simmons - 1999 - Ethics 109 (4):739-771.
    In this essay I will discuss the relationship between two of the most basic ideas in political and legal philosophy: the justification of the state and state legitimacy. I plainly cannot aspire here to a complete account of these matters; but I hope to be able to say enough to motivate a way of thinking about the relation between these notions that is, I believe, superior to the approach which seems to be dominant in contemporary political philosophy. Today showing that (...)
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   84 citations  
  • Authority.Joseph Raz - 1990
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   4 citations  
  • Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed.James C. Scott - 1999 - Utopian Studies 10 (2):310-312.
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   133 citations  
  • Two Cheers for Anarchism: Six Easy Pieces on Autonomy, Dignity, and Meaningful Work and Play.James C. Scott - 2012 - Princeton University Press.
    In this book, he also demonstrates a skill shared by the greatest radical thinkers: to reveal positions we've been taught to think of as extremism to be emanations of simple human decency and common sense.
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   3 citations  
  • Anarchism: Its Philosophy and Ideal.Peter Kropotkin - unknown
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   6 citations