Differing views on the nature of authority and power

Perhaps, while people do wish to act for their own best long-term interest, they are shortsighted, and so indulge their current interests without properly considering the effects of their current behavior on their long-term interest.

Rabbi Eliezer cries out, "If the halakha is in accordance with my opinion, the stream will prove it.

What is Authority? Trace out the different types of Authority

No right to rebel. By contrast, if a duty is not preemptive, then when it comes time to comply with it, one must balance it with other duties that weigh for and against acting in accord with the duty. An exclusively consent based theory of political authority seems to require that the original consent take place in a state of nature prior to political authority.

Most theorists have argued that the legitimacy of political authority is one that holds only when the political authority satisfies certain normatively important conditions. The democratic conception might provide the basis of the authority of the assembly while the authority of courts and administrators may be more instrumentally grounded.

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Such an account would understand irrational human passions to be the source of conflict. Now one can see how this may be true in some circumstances, where the members are deeply immoral or irrational.

And let us suppose that the attendant is not giving any clearly immoral commands. Its powers must be neither divided nor limited. The Options Argument Some have proposed what this entry will call the options argument against the kind of considerations the instrumentalist adduces.

So power can flow upwards, downwards or horizontally. Authority always flows downwards. It is not clear how great the difference between these two duties is in practice at least as far as citizens are concerned.

Theorists differ on the constraints that must be placed on the interpretation of the behaviors of others. This view is meant to capture the idea that a political society can have legitimate authority even if it is not a voluntary association and even if there is disagreement on many political principles.

The main purpose is to make a powerful organisation. The kind of legitimacy that is merely correlated with duties to obey or not to interfere is a useful intermediate category between those two. Position and Person Authority is given to a position or post.

Though Deutsch defines the concept in the background of international politics, its relevance to national politics is, however, undeniable. But this role for personal reasons does not seem to provide much in the way of defense of the consent theory.Because Hobbes held that “the true doctrine of the Lawes of Nature is the true Morall philosophie”, differences in interpretation of Hobbes’s moral philosophy can be traced to differing understandings of the status and operation of Hobbes’s “laws of nature”, which laws will be discussed below.

Because Hobbes held that “the true doctrine of the Lawes of Nature is the true Morall philosophie”, differences in interpretation of Hobbes’s moral philosophy can be traced to differing understandings of the status and operation of Hobbes’s “laws of nature”, which laws will be discussed below.

Conscience is a cognitive process that elicits emotion and rational associations based on an individual's moral philosophy or value system. Conscience stands in contrast to elicited emotion or thought due to associations based on immediate sensory perceptions and reflexive responses, as in sympathetic CNS responses.

While government and state tend to overlap a lot in practice, the state is an organization with sovereign authority over and against a specific population in a well-defined container of borders.

The state is a stable, specific, political entity — government is more of a fuzzy blob of chores that tend to change over time. For purposes of differentiating between power and authority, let us examine the relationship between the manager of a sawmill and her subordinates.

Presumably, the manager has the authority -- the right -- to request that the sawyer cut lumber to certain specifications. On the POWER AND ORGANIZATIONAL POLITICS. Thomas Jefferson was inaugurated third president of the United States on March 4,after being elected by the House of Representatives on February 17,on the thirty-sixth ballot in one of the nation's closest and most divisive presidential contests.

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