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William A. Edmundson is professor at Georgia State University College of Law. He is the author of Three Anarchical Fallacies: An Essay on Political Authority (1998, Cambridge University Press).
Part 1 Acknowledgments
Part 2 Introduction
Chapter 3 1 The Obligation to Obey the Law
Chapter 4 2 The Justification of Civil Disobedience
Chapter 5 3 The Conflict between Authority and Autonomy
Chapter 6 4 Is There a Prima Facie Obligation to Obey the Law?
Chapter 7 5 The Principle of Fair Play
Chapter 8 6 Political Authority and Political Obligation
Chapter 9 7 The Obligation to Obey: Revision and Tradition
Chapter 10 8 Legitimate Authority and the Duty to Obey
Chapter 11 9 Presumptive Benefit, Fairness, and Political Obligation
Chapter 12 10 Legal Theory and the Claim of Authority
Chapter 13 11 Freedom, Recognition, and Obligation: A Feminist Approach to Political Theory
Chapter 14 12 Special Ties and Natural Duties
Chapter 15 13 Who Believes in Political Obligation?
Chapter 16 14 Surrender of Judgment and the Consent Theory of Political Authority
Part 17 Index
This volume brings together the most important recent work on the question of political obligation. It is an excellent collection of the central work in the field...
— Ethics: An International Journal of Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy
Edmundson's anthology is full of well-selected readings that define the range of the problem in its most current incarnation. His contributions and summaries are insightful and will promote valuable discussion.
— Philosophy in Review
—Essays by some of today's leading legal and political philosophers
—The most recent, comprehensive collection of essays on the subject
—The only existing anthology that directly addresses the question of our duty to obey the law
—Accessible to both undergraduates and the general educated reader
—Introductions to each essay that set the general context and characterize the essays
—For your courses in moral, political, and legal philosophy