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Unformatted text preview: An authorities establish relationships of inequality. There are those who know and those who dont 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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