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January 1989
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Ethics of Coercion and Authority
A Philosophical Study of Social Life
Airaksinen, Timo
“The work would be of great value to philosophers engaged in the conceptual analysis of coercion, to political scientists studying the state or other coercive institutions, and to advanced readers interested in the field of peace research.”—Choice

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Timo Airaksinen is professor of moral philosophy and head of the Department of Social and Moral Philosophy at Helsinki University.
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“The work would be of great value to philosophers engaged in the conceptual analysis of coercion, to political scientists studying the state or other coercive institutions, and to advanced readers interested in the field of peace research.”—Choice
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“The work would be of great value to philosophers engaged in the conceptual analysis of coercion, to political scientists studying the state or other coercive institutions, and to advanced readers interested in the field of peace research.”—Choice

“This is the first full-scale treatise to draw a clear analytical distinction between coercion and authority, or control based on threats and on trust. . . . The works of Gauthier, Rawls, and Nozick inform discussion, as their views are contrasted with those of Engels and Hegel.”—The Philosopher's Index


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