Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Civics Beyond CriticsCharacter Education in a Liberal Democracy$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Ian MacMullen

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198733614

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733614.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 13 November 2019

Cultivating motives for compliance

Cultivating motives for compliance

Chapter:
(p.45) Chapter 2 Cultivating motives for compliance
Source:
Civics Beyond Critics
Author(s):

Ian MacMullen

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733614.003.0002

This chapter conceptualizes the various ways in which education could promote law-abidingness. Section 2.1 argues that there are eight types of reason for compliance with laws because there are three independent and binary dimensions on which such reasons should be classified: moral or prudential, particular or general, and in se or prohibitum. Section 2.1.1 explores the rich variety of prohibitum reasons for compliance (including the putative duty of obedience, whose existence philosophical anarchists deny), and Section 2.1.2 offers an example to demonstrate how reasons of all eight types can simultaneously exist to comply with a particular law on a particular occasion. Section 2.2 uses the typology of reasons for compliance to analyze the three fundamental ways in which education could cultivate such reasons: instilling beliefs, shaping prudential values, and inculcating trust. Section 2.3 discusses the important possibility that education could instill habits of compliance.

Keywords:   law-abidingness, obedience, malum prohibitum, philosophical anarchism, compliance, habits, civic motivation, trust, prudential values

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .