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dc.contributor.advisorElvira Roncalli
dc.contributor.authorKendall, Luke
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-30T10:09:52Z
dc.date.available2020-04-30T10:09:52Z
dc.date.issued2017-12-11
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholars.carroll.edu/handle/20.500.12647/3599
dc.description.abstractWhen faced with the issue of leadership, we are tasked with finding when it is appropriate to follow. In following, we are deferring our own authority in favor of another’s. The sliding scale of authority teeters between complacency and anarchy, providing a challenge as to where we can find the effective middle ground for a functioning society. This paper breaks down the parts of authority and discusses the necessity of community deference, namely with respect to the rise of a counter-cultural moral authority that seeks to better humanity. Moral authorities rely on a loyal following, from Nelson Mandela’s fight against apartheid or MLK Jr.’s battle for civil rights, and while we pride ourselves in critiquing authority I argue that there is a time and place to order one’s beliefs behind those of a moral authority in order to further the movement.
dc.titleSoft Power of Deference: An Analysis of a Key Pillar of Moral Authority
dc.typePaper
carrollscholars.object.departmentPhilosophy
carrollscholars.object.disciplinesEthics and Political Philosophy; Philosophy
carrollscholars.legacy.itemurlhttps://scholars.carroll.edu/phil495/moral_authority/moral_authority/11
carrollscholars.legacy.contextkey10821803
carrollscholars.object.seasonFall
carrollscholars.object.coursenumberPHIL 495
carrollscholars.object.coursenameMoral Authority


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