Is there a moral obligation to obey the law?

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Philosophy

 

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Andrew B

 

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August 15, 2014

 

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For the purpose of this essay, I shall take ?just' to mean ?fair' in the way Rawls indicates when he writes about the veil of justice in 1971: the every-day-sense of the term the average person would agree about. Should we obey a law because it is just to do so? The first question I shall address is whether one should obey a law ?because it is just to do so'...
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Woozley in 1979 states: If political leaders and police chiefs had their way, all of us would believe that a powerful reason (possibly the principle, if not the only, reason) that we should obey a law is that it is a law. In fact, with the exception of a special class of laws, it is no reason at all...
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