Stilz, pg. 3-56
Addresses particularity, or our membership with our state as having a kind of
moral salience that is the source of our specials duties to it. (1)
Reason for the state: helps us realize some preinstitutional value that could not
March 3, 2014
The Flaws in A.J. Simmonss Philosophical Anarchism
Simmonss theory of philosophical anarchism asserts that there is no moral requirement
to obey the law just because it is a law. He argues that since a society based on a fully volun
January 29, 2014
In Defense of Hortons Argument Against Voluntarist Theories
In his book Political Obligation, John Horton contends that voluntarist consent theories
of political obligation are both impractical in society and insu
PS119: TRAGEDY, COMEDY, POLITICS
Dr. Elizabeth Barringer
Office: Bunche Hall 4262
Office Hours: Tuesday, 1-3:00 PM
e-mail: [email protected]
This class will survey several classical works of ancient tragedy and comedy alongside canonical
works of politi
G. M. A. GRUBE
JOHN M. COOPER
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
20 ' PtATO
SOCRATES: Either we were wrong when we agreed before,
legitimacy: Moral right to rule, and to issue and enforce binding directives that
claim obedience in a community.
authority: A state or governments ability/capacity to issue and enforce binding
directives that claim obedience in a community.
Why is alienation a pressing political concern according to Rousseau?
Why is anger so dangerous according to Seneca?
Explain how Nietzsches birds of prey and lambs fable relates to the transvaluation of
How can citi