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FB-50312-04
Samaritanism and Political Obligation
Christopher Wellman, Georgia State University

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Is There a Duty to Obey the Law? (Book)
Title: Is There a Duty to Obey the Law?
Author: A. John Simmons
Author: Christopher Heath Wellman
Abstract: 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, arguing that each of us has a moral duty to obey the law as his or her fair share of the communal samaritan chore of rescuing our compatriots from the perils of the state of nature. Simmons counters that this and all other attempts to explain our duty to obey the law fail. Concentrating especially on refuting Natural Duty accounts of the duty to obey, he ultimately defends the view that there is no strong moral presumption in favor of obedience to or compliance with any existing state.
Year: 2005
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/is-there-a-duty-to-obey-the-law/oclc/57193308&referer=brief_results
Type: Multi-author monograph
ISBN: 0-521-83097-4

Is There a Duty to Obey the Law? (Book)
Title: Is There a Duty to Obey the Law?
Author: Wellman, Christopher Heath
Year: 2005
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/isbn//9780521537841
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Publisher: New York: Cambridge University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780521537841

Debating the Ethics of Immigration: Is there a Right to Exclude? (Book)
Title: Debating the Ethics of Immigration: Is there a Right to Exclude?
Author: Wellman, Christopher Heath
Year: 2011
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/isbn//9780199731725
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Publisher: Oxford: Oxford University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780199731725


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