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Joint Commitment and Obligation

Margaret Gilbert

in A Theory of Political Obligation: Membership, Commitment, and the Bonds of Society

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199274956
eISBN:
9780191603976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199274959.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Joint commitments are compared and contrasted with personal decisions and intentions: all are in some sense commitments of the will. They provide one with sufficient reason for action, independently ... More


The Obligation to Obey the Law

Joseph Raz

in The authority of law: Essays on law and morality

Published in print:
1979
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198253457
eISBN:
9780191681400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198253457.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

It is generally agreed that there is no absolute or conclusive obligation to obey the law. Even the author suggests that there is not even a prima facie obligation to obey it. This chapter does not ... More


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