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Robert Patrick Whelan
Trinity College Dublin
Robert Patrick Whelan
State University of New York at Binghamton
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    Realizing Freedom as Non-domination: Political Obligation in Kant’s Doctrine of Right.Robert Patrick Whelan - 2021 - Res Publica 28 (1):85-101.
    Prominent Kantian scholars, such as Korsgaard and Waldron, claim that the very existence of juridical-political institutions is sufficient to render laws authoritative. Critics argue that this view is unpersuasive as it requires subjects to obey grossly unjust laws. Here, I identify two problems facing scholars who reject the absolutist view of political authority proffered by Korsgaard and Waldron. First, when there is reasonable disagreement regarding a law’s legitimacy the Principle of Right generates contradictory obligations as it commands both disobedience and (...)
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    The costs and benefits of prosecution: a contractualist justification of amnesty.Robert Patrick Whelan - 2022 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 25 (7):859-881.
    For states attempting to bring internal conflicts to an end prudence dictates favouring only those practices that are most likely to promote domestic stability. Typically, this requires employing a...
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