Tag: political philosophy

Legitimacy – Fresh AiR -S02:E05:C03

What is Legitimacy In simplest terms this is a justification of validity, but how does that apply to politics? Theories of Legitimacy There is no legitimacy: political Legitimacy implies the right to use violence and the idea that some are worth more than others. This is immoral and untrue and thus itself illegitimate. Legitimacy by force and power: those who have the force to secure power, acquire thereby the right to do so. Legitimacy from the economy: those that control…


Obligation – Political Ethics – Fresh AiR – S02:E05:C02

Obligation – Political Philosophy Chapter 2 We continue our second multi-chapter epiosode with a walk down Obligation. At the start we say we are going to be covering legitimacy and obligation, however we ran out of time, so will be covering off legitimacy next week. So what’s in this weeks episode? The key aspects, but not the entite conversation, includes: What is Obligation? Obligation, in the simplest terms, is an act or course of action to which a person is…