The Basis of State Authority

In this Wireless Philosophy video, Geoff Pynn (Elgin Community College) explains two different accounts of the basis of state authority: first, that the state is founded on a contract among its citizens, and second, that the state is justified by considerations of fairness.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Elgin Community College

I work at Northern Illinois University. I teach on a wide range of topics. My research centers on epistemology. I’m also interested in creating connections between professional philosophers and ordinary people.

From 2011-2017, I was the the graduate adviser for NIU’s successful MA program in philosophy. I maintain a listing of funding at MA programs in the US and Canada.

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