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Justification and Legitimacy : Essays on Rights and Obligations - A. John Simmons

Justification and Legitimacy

Essays on Rights and Obligations

Hardcover Published: 2nd January 2001
ISBN: 9780521790161
Number Of Pages: 292

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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 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 theory.

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"...there is no question that this is an extraordinarily fine collection of essays. Whatever one thinks of the Lockean approach, every political theorist should read this book; it is clearly written, tightly argued, and concerns core issues in political philosophy. In short, it is a model of how political philosophy should be done." Ethics

Introduction
The principle of fair play
Fair play and political obligation: twenty years later
The obligations of citizens and the justification of conscription
Associative political obligations
External justifications and institutional roles
Philosophical anarchism
Justification and legitimacy
'Denisons' and 'Aliens': Locke's problem of political consent
Human rights and world citizenship: the universality of Human Rights in Kant and Locke
Original-acquisition justifications of private property
Historical rights and fair shares
Makers' rights
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ISBN: 9780521790161
ISBN-10: 0521790166
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 292
Published: 2nd January 2001
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 14.73  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.5

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