What's So Special About the State?
Authors: Aaron Ross Powell The gratitude account of political obligations appears to suffer from a number of perhaps fatal difficulties. But the earlier discussion left unexamined one particular problem—a problem not unique to the argument from gratitude. Moreover, this issue–particularity–will trip up most of the remaining theories, as well. Here’s a refresher on gratitude: X benefited me somehow. This benefit places me in X’s debt (i.e., I feel...
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