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The Role of Authority by Scott Hershovitz

In philosophy, society, sociology on August 6, 2012 at 20:54

 

From: The Role of Authority by Scott Hershovitz, Philosophers’ Imprint, http://quod.lib.umich.edu/p/phimp

The most influential account of authority – Joseph Raz’s service conception – is an account of the role of authority. Most philosophers hold that authority (of the practical sort) consists in a right to rule, such that subjects are obligated to obey. But they disagree over what it takes for a person to qualify as an authority in that sense.

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