Consequentialism and Fairness
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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.
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