Philosophical anarchism and political disobedience / Chaim Gans

Author(s): Gans, Chaim
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Subjects: Civil disobedience
Criticism (Philosophy)
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1992
LC Classification: J, JC
Physical Description: xiii, 174 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Preface
Introduction 1
1. The meaning of the duty to obey the law and autonomy-based anarchism 5
1. Moral obligation, political obligation and the rule of law 5
2. Moral autonomy and the rigid conception of the duty to obey 10
3. Because the law so commands 14
4. A duty to obey 18
5. Laws as commands 22
6. The supremacy of law 24
7. Acknowledging an authority 33
2. The justifications of the duty to obey the law and critical anarchism 42
1. Gratitude 43
2. Consent 49
3. Fairness 57
4. The argument from consequences 66
5. The duty to support just institutions 78
6. Communal obligation 83
7. The importance of the duty to obey the law 89
3. The conditions of the applicability of the duty to obey the law and its democratic foundation 94
1. Justice and democracy as conditions for the duty to obey the law 96
2. Democracy as grounds of the duty to obey 108
Fair distribution of political power 109
Participation and consent 116
4. The limits of the duty to obey the law 120
1. Justifying disobedience 121
The argument from consequences: the formal limits of obedience and the complex criterion for disobedience 121
The values and intentions of the legislators and policy makers 127
The formal limits of obedience and two simple criteria for disobedience 129
Democracy, fairness and communal obligation : substantive limits of obedience 132
Justifying civil disobedience and conscientious objection 138
2. The attitude towards disobedience 146
Intolerance of justified acts of disobedience 147
Tolerance of unjustified disobedience: considerations of fairness 149
Tolerance of unjustified disobedience: pragmatic considerations 154
Tolerance of unjustified disobedience: freedom of conscience 155
Various means for expressing tolerance 159
Afterword 162
Bibliography 165
Index 169
Notes: LCCN: 91027373
ISBN: 0521414504 (hardback)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 165-168) and index
OCLC Number: 24174299
ISBN/ISSN: 0521414504