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Consequentialism and Fairness

  • Michael Huemer
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Abstract

The simplest arguments for political authority are consequentialist ones. By ‘consequentialist arguments for authority’, I mean arguments that ascribe moral weight to the goodness or badness of an action’s consequences and that appeal directly to that factor in attempting to derive political obligation and legitimacy.1 I focus in this section on arguments for political obligation.

Keywords

Political Authority Fair Play Rent Seek Drug Offender Political Obligation 
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© Michael Huemer 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Huemer
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  1. 1.University of ColoradoBoulderUSA

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