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Moral Principles and Political Obligations A. John Simmons

Moral Principles and Political Obligations By A. John Simmons

Moral Principles and Political Obligations by A. John Simmons


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Outlining the competing theories in the history of political and moral philosophy, this work attempts to understand and solve the ancient problem of political obligation.

Moral Principles and Political Obligations Summary

Moral Principles and Political Obligations by A. John Simmons

Outlining the major competing theories in the history of political and moral philosophy--from Locke and Hume through Hart, Rawls, and Nozick--John Simmons attempts to understand and solve the ancient problem of political obligation. Under what conditions and for what reasons (if any), he asks, are we morally bound to obey the law and support the political institutions of our countries?

Moral Principles and Political Obligations Reviews

This devastating book asks why citizens should feel obligated to participate in the political order and be responsive to its demands. Simmons lines up theorists like targets and bops one after another. 'Fair Play', 'Tacit Consent', 'Natural Duty of Justice' are all in trouble, whether offered by Rawls or Nozick or anyone else. That does not mean that Virginia Professor Simmons opts for the jungle; he simply has left few grounds for political obligations and suggests that somehow people will have to salvage some moral obligations instead. An astute work of demythologization and demolition.--The Christian Century (A) major contribution to political philosophy... Everyone who is interested in political theory will gain much from this study.--Library Journal

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GOR002572883
9780691020198
0691020191
Moral Principles and Political Obligations by A. John Simmons
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Princeton University Press
19810921
248
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