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- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 47.99
Political Obligations provides a full defense of a theory of political obligation based on the principle of fairness (or fair play), which is widely viewed as the strongest theory of obligation currently available. The work responds to the most important objections to the principle of fairness, and extends a theory based on fairness into a developed... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 34.95
The unique approach taken within The Ethics of Patriotism brings together the differing perspectives of three leading figures in the philosophical debate who deliver an up-to-date, accessible, and vigorous presentation of the major views and arguments. Brings together the differing perspectives of three leading philosophers, who, together,... more...
- Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 114.99
Considers what a consistently liberal view of affirmative obligation would have to be to accommodate liberal commitments to freedom and justice and also account for issues central to liberal democratic society. The author asserts that this would involve the rejection of atomistic individualism. more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 40.99
In this now-classic work, he clearly and systematically formulates what others thought impossible_a principle of fairness that specifies a set of conditions which grounds existing political obligations and bridges the gap between the abstract accounts of political principles and the actual beliefs of political actors. Brought up-to-date with a new... more...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 44.99
Margaret Gilbert offers an incisive new approach to a classic problem of political philosophy: when and why should I do what the laws of my country tell me to do? Beginning with carefully argued accounts of social groups in general and political societies in particular, the author argues that in central, standard senses of the relevant terms membership... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95
Economic and cultural globalization and the worldwide threat of terrorism have contributed to the resurgence of patriotic loyalty in many parts of the world and made the issues it raises highly topical. This collection of new essays by philosophers and political theorists engages with a wide range of conceptual, moral and political questions raised... more...
- Shell Education 2006; US$ 6.99
The Pledge of Allegiance: Poem of Patriotism is a story of some students who are struggling with the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance. Even though they say it everyday, they are not quite sure what they are saying. With the help of their teachers and parents, the children soon learn what the pledge means and what it symbolizes about freedom in America. more...
- Lexington Books 2009; US$ 94.99
Justifying the Obligation to Die provides a critical survey covering classical, medieval, and modern political thinking on how the state or sovereign may justifiably oblige members of the community to risk their lives on its behalf by being sent into war, and it uses Zionism to illustrate how this obligation has been argued in practice. The author... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00
What are the grounds for and limits to obedience to the state? This book offers a fresh analysis of the debate concerning the moral obligation to obey the state, develops a novel account of political obligation and provides the first detailed argument of how a theory of political obligation can apply to subjects of an unjust state. more...