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Justification and Legitimacy Essays on Rights and Obligations

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ISBN-10: 0521793653

ISBN-13: 9780521793650

Edition: 2001

Authors: A. John Simmons

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A. John Simmons is widely regarded as one of the most innovative and creative of today's political philosophers. His work on political obligation is regarded as definitive and he is also internationally respected as an interpreter of John Locke. The characteristic features of clear argumentation and careful scholarship that have been hallmarks of his philosophy are everywhere evident in this collection. The essays focus on the problems of political obligation and state legitimacy as well as on historical theories of property and justice. Cumulatively the collection presents a distinctive social and political philosophy, exploring the nature of our most fundamental rights and obligations,…    
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Book details

List price: $52.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/30/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 292
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Introduction
The principle of fair play
Fair play and political obligation: twenty years later
The obligations of citizens and the justification of conscription
Associative political obligations
External justifications and institutional roles
Philosophical anarchism
Justification and legitimacy
'Denisons' and 'Aliens': Locke's problem of political consent
Human rights and world citizenship: the universality of Human Rights in Kant and Locke
Original-acquisition justifications of private property
Historical rights and fair shares
Makers' rights