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Justification and Legitimacy Essays on Rights and Obligations by A. John Simmons

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Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Political science & theory,
  • Western philosophy,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Philosophy,
  • General,
  • Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights,
  • Philosophy / General,
  • Legitimacy of governments,
  • Human rights,
  • Political obligation

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages296
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7754247M
ISBN 100521793653
ISBN 109780521793650

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The essays focus on the problems of political obligation and state legitimacy as well as on historical theories of property and justice. Cumulatively the collection presents a distinctive social and political philosophy, exploring the nature of our most fundamental rights and obligations, and displaying the power and plausibility of Lockean ideal by: The characteristic features of clear argumentation and careful scholarship that have been hallmarks of the philosophy of A. John Simmons are everywhere evident in this collection. The essays focus on the problems of political obligation and state legitimacy as well as on historical theories of Price: $ Introduction; 1. The principle of fair play; 2. Fair play and political obligation: twenty years later; 3. The obligations of citizens and the justification of conscription; 4. Associative political obligations; 5. External justifications and institutional roles; 6. Philosophical anarchism; 7. Justification and legitimacy; 8. Justification and Legitimacy: Essays on Rights and Obligations. The characteristic features of clear argumentation and careful scholarship that have been hallmarks of the philosophy of A. John Simmons are everywhere evident in this collection.4/5(1).

justification and Legitimacy brings together a closely related set of my papers in social, political, and legal philosophy. All of the papers assembled here concern the basic rights and obligations of persons, citizens, and states, and nearly all express my most recent thoughts on these Size: KB.   The principle of fair play; 2. Fair play and political obligation: twenty years later; 3. The obligations of citizens and the justification of conscription; 4. Associative political obligations; 5. External justifications and institutional roles; 6. Philosophical anarchism; 7. Justification and legitimacy /5(10). JUSTIFICATION AND LEGITIMACY A. John Simmons is widely regarded as one of the most innovative and cre­ ative of today's political philosophers. His work on political obligation is regarded as definitive, and he is internationally respected as an interpreter of John Locke.   Buy Justification and Legitimacy: Essays on Rights and Obligations by Simmons, John A. (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on Author: John A. Simmons.

Abstract. 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 Cited by: Justification and Legitimacy - by A. John Simmons October We use cookies to distinguish you from other users and to provide you with a better experience on our websites. This chapter argues that liberal perfectionism lacks a convincing account of political legitimacy, that is, an account of how the liberal state gains the moral right to rule. Perfectionists, the author claims, have been too quick to assume that if citizens would be justified in following perfectionist directives issued by a state, this is sufficient to show the state has the moral right to rule over those : Jonathan Quong. 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.