University of Maryland, College Park
Department of Philosophy
PhD, 2019
College Park, Maryland, United States of America
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    The Presumption of Liberty and the Coerciveness of the State
    Jurisprudence 7 (3): 557-574. 2016.
    A dominant belief in political philosophy is that states must be entitled to authorize the use of coercion in order to justifiably coerce its subjects. Call this view the entitlement view. On this view, for a state to justifiably coerce its subjects, a necessary condition is that it is entitled to authorize the use of coercion. Sceptics hold the entitlement view. However, they deny that states are entitled to authorize the use of coercion. This denial informs their views regarding the permissibl…Read more