William A. Edmundson

Georgia State University College of Law

Professor of Law and of Philosophy

P.O. Box 4037

85 Park Place NE

Atlanta, GA 30302-4037

United States

http://law.gsu.edu/wedmundson/

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1.

Shmegality

Jurisprudence, June 2011, Georgia State University College of Law, Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-02
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 16 May 2011 Last Revised: 14 Feb 2012
William A. Edmundson
Georgia State University College of Law
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Shapiro, Bratman, Radbruch, Dworkin, legal positivism, natural law, Scalia, interpretation

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The Social Enforcement of Morality

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 10 Jan 2000
William A. Edmundson
Georgia State University College of Law
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Privacy

THE BLACKWELL GUIDE TO THE PHILOSOPHY OF LAW AND LEGAL THEORY, Martin P. Golding, William A. Edmundson, eds., Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, April 2004
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 23 Dec 2003
William A. Edmundson
Georgia State University College of Law
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Privacy, rights, liberty, Lawrence v. Texas

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Morality without Responsibility

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 07 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 20 Feb 2013
William A. Edmundson
Georgia State University College of Law
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responsibility, freedom, determinism, desert, retributivism, punishment, Strawson, reactive attitudes, Scanlon

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Coercion

The Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Law, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 16 May 2011
William A. Edmundson
Georgia State University College of Law
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Coercion, Rawls, Nozick, Kelsen

Social Meaning, Compliance Conditions, and Law's Claim to Authority

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 27 Oct 1999
William A. Edmundson
Georgia State University College of Law
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Social Meaning, Compliance Conditions, and Law's Claim to Authority

Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, Vol. 15, 2002
Posted: 13 Jun 2008
William A. Edmundson
Georgia State University College of Law

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authority, political authority, political obligation, duty to obey the law

Social Meaning, Compliance Conditions, and Law's Claim to Authority

Canadian Journal of Law & Jurisprudence
Posted: 26 Mar 2003
William A. Edmundson
Georgia State University College of Law

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Comments on Coherence Theory in the Philosophy of Law

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 18 Jun 2008
William A. Edmundson
Georgia State University College of Law
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coherence, coherentism, foundationalism, correspondence theory, Joseph Raz, Ronald Dworkin

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Ought We to Do What We Ought to be Made to Do?

Reasons and Intentions in Law and Practical Agency. 2014. Georgios Pavlakos and Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco, eds. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 23 May 2011 Last Revised: 17 Mar 2014
William A. Edmundson
Georgia State University College of Law
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egalitarianism, distributive justice, justice, GA Cohen, Rawls, Nagel

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Pluralism, Intransitivity, Incoherence

THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF LAW AND ECONOMICS, Mark White, ed., Cambridge, 2009 , Georgia State University College of Law, Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2008-03
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 12 Jun 2008 Last Revised: 27 Oct 2008
William A. Edmundson
Georgia State University College of Law
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value pluralism, pluralism, intransitivity, transitivity, rationality

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Contextualist Answers to Skepticism, and What a Lawyer Cannot Know

GSU College of Law Working Paper No. 01-01
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 01 Feb 2001
William A. Edmundson
Georgia State University College of Law
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epistemology, ethics, legal ethics, skepticism, contextualism

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Law's Evolution and Law as Custom

51 San Diego L. Rev. (December 2014, Forthcoming). , Georgia State University College of Law, Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-15
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 03 May 2014 Last Revised: 12 Jun 2014
William A. Edmundson
Georgia State University College of Law
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legal theory, legal philosophy, philosophy of law, normativity, norm, custom, validity, moral, desuetudo, moral philosophy

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When Reasons Obligate

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 21 Jun 2008
William A. Edmundson
Georgia State University College of Law
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reasons, rationality, obligation, duty, maximization, consequentialism, Korsgaard, Broome

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Distributive Justice and Distributed Obligations

Georgia State University College of Law, Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-03
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 07 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 25 Mar 2015
William A. Edmundson
Georgia State University College of Law
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philosophy, political philosophy, social philosophy, justice, ethics, Rawls, distributive justice, collectivities, obligation, moral obligation, donation, equality, wealth inequality, democracy

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'Because I Said So'

Georgia State University College of Law, Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-24
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 22 Oct 2012 Last Revised: 13 Feb 2013
William A. Edmundson
Georgia State University College of Law
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authority, political obligation, intrinsic value, duty to obey the law, practical reason, virtue ethics, working papers series

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Proportionality and the Difference Death Makes

Criminal Justice Ethics, Vol. 21, pp. 40-43, 2002
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 12 Jun 2008
William A. Edmundson
Georgia State University College of Law
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death penalty, capital punishment, punishment, proportionality, sentencing

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Schauer on Precedent in the U.S. Supreme Court

Georgia State University Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 11 Jun 2008
William A. Edmundson
Georgia State University College of Law
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Supreme Court, precedent, stare decisis, Planned Parenthood v. Casey

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Charlie Hebdo Meets Utility Monster

The Critique, January-February 2016, Georgia State University College of Law, Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-32
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 10 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 09 Jan 2016
William A. Edmundson
Georgia State University College of Law
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philosophy, political philosophy, Rawls, Charlie Hebdo, religion, liberal democracy, political liberalism, political society

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Posterity and Embodiment

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 13 Jun 2008
William A. Edmundson
Georgia State University College of Law
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personal identitity, robotics, artiificial intelligence, AI, consciousness, death

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Locke and Load

Law and Philosophy, Vol. 22, pp. 195-216, 2003
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 12 Jun 2008
William A. Edmundson
Georgia State University College of Law
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rights, obligations, legitimacy, voluntarism, Locke

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Coercion, Stability, and Indoctrination in the Pejorative Sense

Georgia State University College of Law, Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-24
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 09 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2015
William A. Edmundson
Georgia State University College of Law
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Rawls, coercion, stability, moral education, political legitimacy

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Politics in a State of Nature

Ratio Juris, Vol. 26, Issue 2, pp. 149-186, 2013
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 11 May 2013
William A. Edmundson
Georgia State University College of Law
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Moral Education and the Ethics of Consent

Forthcoming in Peter Schaber and Andreas Müller, eds., The Ethics of Consent (Routledge 2018), Georgia State University College of Law, Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-10
Posted: 05 Sep 2017 Last Revised: 24 Jun 2018
William A. Edmundson
Georgia State University College of Law

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Consent, political authority, moral education, Rawls, Bernard Williams

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Do Animals Need Citizenship?

Int J Constitutional Law (2015) 13 (3): 749-765. doi: 10.1093/icon/mov046
Posted: 09 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 10 Dec 2015
William A. Edmundson
Georgia State University College of Law

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citizenship, sovereignty, animal rights, animals, rights, philosophy, political philosophy, ethics

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Stability, Reciprocity, and the Fair Value of Political Liberty: The Reticent Socialism of John Rawls

Georgia State University College of Law, Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-26
Posted: 11 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 23 Jun 2016
William A. Edmundson
Georgia State University College of Law

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Rawls, property owning democracy, socialism, justice, distributive justice, reciprocity, stability

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Is Justice Verdictive?

Georgia State University College of Law, Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-20
Posted: 12 May 2014 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2014
William A. Edmundson
Georgia State University College of Law

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justice, Rawls, G.A. Cohen, J. L. Austin, mercy, verdictive, speech act

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Do Animals Need Rights?

Journal of Political Philosophy (2014; advance view doi:10.1111/jopp.12042)
Posted: 04 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 04 Nov 2015
William A. Edmundson
Georgia State University College of Law

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animal rights, rights, animal ethics, rights theory

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Why Legal Theory is Political Philosophy

Legal Theory, 19, 1-16, 2014, Georgia State University College of Law, Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-08
Posted: 01 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2014
William A. Edmundson
Georgia State University College of Law

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Shapiro, Raz, Legality, Moral functionalism, Legal positivism, Legal institution, Legal norm, customary law

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Consent and its Cousins

Ethics, Vol. 121, 2011, Georgia State University College of Law, Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-08
Posted: 26 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 02 May 2011
William A. Edmundson
Georgia State University College of Law

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political obligation, consent, normative consent, nonconsent, obligation

Political Authority, Moral Powers and the Intrinsic Value of Obedience

Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 30, Issue 1, pp. 179-191, 2010
Posted: 08 Mar 2010
William A. Edmundson
Georgia State University College of Law

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Political Authority, Moral Powers and the Intrinsic Value of Obedience

Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 30, p. 179, 2010, Georgia State University College of Law, Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2010-09
Posted: 23 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 07 Apr 2010
William A. Edmundson
Georgia State University College of Law

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obedience, political authority, moral power, law, philosophy, ethics, political philosophy, social philosophy, state authority, political institutions

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State of the Art: The Duty to Obey the Law

Legal Theory, Vol. 10, pp. 215-59, 2004
Posted: 19 Jun 2008
William A. Edmundson
Georgia State University College of Law

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duty to obey the law, political obligation, authority, legal authority, political authority

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Civility as Political Constraint

Res Publica, Vol. 8, pp. 217-229, 2002
Posted: 18 Jun 2008
William A. Edmundson
Georgia State University College of Law

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civility, coercion, Rawls, Mill, liberal principle of legitimacy

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Legitimate Authority Without Political Obligation

Law and Philosophy, Vol. 17, pp. 43-60, 1998
Posted: 18 Jun 2008
William A. Edmundson
Georgia State University College of Law

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legitimacy, authority, duty to obey

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Is Law Coercive?

Legal Theory, Vol. 1, pp. 81-111, 1995
Posted: 18 Jun 2008
William A. Edmundson
Georgia State University College of Law

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coercion, legitimacy, Robert Nozick, John Rawls, Alan Wertheimer

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The Antinomy of Coherence and Determinacy

Iowa Law Review, Vol. 82, ppl. 1-20, 1996
Posted: 18 Jun 2008
William A. Edmundson
Georgia State University College of Law

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coherence, determinacy, legitimacy, Ronald Dworkin, Benjamin Cardozo, Louis Brandeis, MacPherson v. Buick, Prosser

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Comments on Richard Arneson's Joel Feinberg and the Justification of Hard Paternalism

Legal Theory, Vol. 11, No. 3, 2005
Posted: 12 Jun 2008
William A. Edmundson
Georgia State University College of Law

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paternalism, legal moralism, harm principle, John Stuart Mill, Joel Feinberg

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Adding Reasons Up

ECONOMICS AND MIND, Barbara Montero, Mark White, eds., Routledge, 2007
Posted: 12 Jun 2008
William A. Edmundson
Georgia State University College of Law

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rationality, aggregation, constrained rationality, duty, obligation

Other Papers (2)

Total Downloads: 6
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How to Pack the Court in a Hurry

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 07 Jan 2021
William A. Edmundson
Georgia State University College of Law
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Supreme Court, Court Packing, Judiciary Act of 1789

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What is the Argument for the Fair Value of Political Liberty?

"What Is the Argument for the Fair Value of Political Liberty?" Social Theory and Practice 46(1): 497–514 (July 2020)
Posted: 20 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 03 Mar 2021
William A. Edmundson
Georgia State University College of Law

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Rawls, Political Equality, Fair Value, Democracy