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Unformatted text preview: • “An” authorities establish relationships of inequality. There are those who know and those who don’t know. • Substantive purpose • Separate from force and violence. “In” Authority Hobbes offered the best cases for “in” authority • A function of offices and rules o Not of knowledge • Issues commands that are to be obeyed and not necessarily to be believed. • Recognize equality because not bases on things like knowledge and expertise • Procedures are opposed to substantive purposes. • Might does not make right. o Central Philosophical Questions Is it possible to justify political authority? Can/should political authority be limited? Are there limits to our political obligations? Can you question/disobey authority and still respect it. Can civil disobedience be justified?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course POLY SCI 1 taught by Professor Digeser during the Winter '08 term at UCSB.
- Winter '08