What justifies the state’s authority?

In this Wireless Philosophy video, Geoff Pynn (Elgin Community College) questions how liberty can be reconciled with the state’s authority, and explains John Stuart Mill’s “Harm Principle.”
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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