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The Right to Rule in a Wanton World

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$39.95 • £31.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674983465

Publication Date: 11/19/2019


304 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

7 tables


  • Introduction
  • I. Substance and Normative Power
    • 1. Legitimacy in a Bastard Kingdom
    • 2. Legitimacy without the Duty to Obey
  • II. Free Group Agency
    • 3. All Foundings Are Forced
    • 4. Forcing a People to Be Free
  • III. Inhumanity, Despotism, and Wantonism
    • 5. The Three Tyrannies
    • 6. Despotism
    • 7. Wantonism
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgements
  • Index

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