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In Defense of Political Philosophy: A Reply to Robert Paul Wolff's in Defense of Anarchism

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Paperback, 87 pages
Published January 1st 1972 by Harper & Row
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Sergei Moska
Oct 18, 2011 Sergei Moska rated it liked it
Better than I expected. The main part of the book goes something like this:

Wolff's assertion that there can be no compatibility between moral autonomy and moral authority is a truism. In all cases, we must decide whether or not to do X or not do X. Yet the concept of political authority presupposes a situation in which there is recognition that having people act as they see fit will lead to conflict. Political authority, Reiman argues, is justified if the existence of a given coercive system of
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