• Authority and self-knowledge 

    Sevel, Michael Allen (2010-05)
    Philosophers have long thought that practical authority is morally problematic. The most familiar explanation is that exercising authority (for example, by the giving of commands) interferes with a subject’s responsiveness ...
  • Essays on authority 

    Sevel, Michael Allen (2010-08)
    The chapters contained in this dissertation are three essays on the nature of practical authority, and the role it plays in the thought and action of those subject to it. In chapter 1, I criticize a recent and influential ...