Is there a Duty to Obey the Law?

Christopher Wellmon, John A Simmons

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    The central question in political philosophy is whether political states have the right to coerce their constituents and whether citizens have a moral duty to obey the commands of their state. Christopher Heath Wellman and A. John Simmons defend opposing answers to this question. Wellman bases his argument on Samaritan obligations to perform easy rescues. Simmons counters that this, and all other attempts to explain our duty to obey the law, will fail.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationCambridge
    PublisherCambridge University Press
    Number of pages216
    ISBN (Print)9780521830973
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

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