Political Obligation in its Historical Context by John Dunn
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Political Obligation in its Historical Context
By John Dunn

Political Obligation in its Historical Context

Essays in Political Theory

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Political Obligation in its Historical Context by John Dunn

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What sort of commitments do human beings have good reason to acknowledge to one another and to the social units (family, tribe, state) to which they belong? Is the sovereign authority of the state anywhere or everywhere a true moral authority, or is it simply a coercive capacity of varying force, reposing on a range of effectively touted false beliefs? What political obligations, if any, do men truly have? The central questions of political philosophy have not lessened in practical urgency or in theoretical difficulty in recent decades. But they have become increasingly hard to address in an intellectually serious fashion and modern thinkers have become increasingly reluctant even to try to address them in such a fashion. Mr Dunn's collection of essays records an attempt to recapture the sense and character of these questions by approaching them from an unusually broad variety of perspectives.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521891592
ISBN-10: 0521891590
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 11-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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