In “Towards a Liberal Theory of Political Obligation”, Christopher Heath Wellman

In “Towards a Liberal Theory of Political Obligation”, Christopher Heath Wellman argues against the philosophical anarchist to claim that there is a general obligation to obey the law. In his words, he expands “upon the benefit theory to build first an account of political legitimacy and ultimately a liberal theory of political obligation.” (742) Candice Delmas contends that Wellman’s premises actually generate a duty to resist, sometimes unlawfully, in many circumstances. Explicate each of their arguments, and critically assess one or both of their positions.
[In general, a critical assessment involves: (1) an adequate and accurate portrayal of their position and their reasoning for it; (2) identifying possible problems with their position with the aim of (3) developing a well-reasoned defense of your own view regarding their stance. You may certainly agree with their position, but in that case, you would want to take up one or two powerful criticisms of that position and address them. Focusing and developing your own argument with regard to a small number of issues is more convincing than briefly canvassing many.] must be 5-6 pages maximum 1500 words one of the people must be critically assessed