Course Codes : PHIL4102
The Problem of Political Authority: An Examination of the Right to Coerce and the Duty to Obey
Edition 1st edition
Publication Date 1 Jan 2013
OverviewThe state is often ascribed a special sort of authority, one that obliges citizens to obey its commands and entitles the state to enforce those commands through threats of violence. This book argues that this notion is a moral illusion: no one has ever possessed that sort of authority.