Authority and the Metaphysics of Political Communities

I. SubstanceDirect Realism and SubstancesSubstancesDirect Realism and EssencesHylomorphismThe Amorphism ChallengeMeeting the Amorphism ChallengeA Variety of Kinds of FormsNotesDegrees of Unity and Substance GradualismThe Special Status of SubstancesUnityGradualismSubstances and Other ObjectsSubstance Gradualism and Real EssencesForms, Substances and Political CommunitiesNotesII. Practical ReasonHuman Action, Reasons and the GoodThe Point of View of the AgentHuman Action and ReasonsReasons for Action and the GoodHuman FallibilityNotesReasons for Action, Human Nature and MoralityNormative Constraints and the Point of View of the First PersonThe Twofold Role of Human Nature in Practical RationalityFrom Practical Normativity to Moral NormativityMoral RealismNotesPractical Reason and the Problem of FitMorality and Ultimate ExplanationMoral Realism, Naturalism and the Problem of FitThe Teleological Explanation of FitIntentional Teleology and FitMoral Fit and the Theological ProblemMorality and Ultimate Explanation AgainNotesIII. AuthorityHuman Action, the Political Community and the Common GoodThe Political Community between Action Theory and MetaphysicsAction and ProductionMaking the Political Community: Politics as Something We DoOn the Common Good: Methodological RemarksPolitics and the Common GoodNotesAuthority and the Unity of the Political CommunityConsent and Political AuthorityPolitical Authority: The Principle of Unity of the Political CommunityAuthority, the Common Good, and the Criteria of Identity of Political CommunitiesThe Good in Political DiscourseNotesBibliography
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