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By William A. Edmundson

How is a sound kingdom attainable? Obedience, coercion, and intrusion are 3 rules that appear inseparable from all govt and appear to render kingdom authority presumptively illegitimate. This publication exposes 3 fallacies encouraged by way of those rules and in doing so demanding situations assumptions shared by means of liberals, libertarians, cultural conservatives, moderates, and Marxists. In 3 transparent and tightly-argued essays William Edmundson dispels those fallacies and indicates that residing in a simply kingdom continues to be a valuable excellent. this can be an enormous publication for all philosophers, political scientists, and felony theorists in addition to readers drawn to the perspectives of Rawls, Dworkin, and Nozick, a lot of whose relevant principles are subjected to rigorous critique.

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