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A. John Simmons

A. John SimmonsProfessor Simmons's research interests include political philosophy; ethics; history of moral and political theory; and philosophy of law. His publications include: On the Edge of Anarchy (Princeton, 1993); The Lockean Theory of Rights (Princeton, 1992); Moral Principles and Political Obligations (Princeton, 1979); Editor of International Ethics (Princeton, 1985) and Punishment (Princeton, 1995); articles include 'The Principle of Fair Play' in Readings in Social and Political Philosophy (Oxford, 1986); 'Inalienable Rights and Locke's Treatises' in John Locke: Critical Assessments (Routledge, 1992); 'Associative Political Obligations' Ethics (1996); 'Makers' Rights,' The Journal of Ethics (1998); 'Justification and Legitimacy,' Ethics (1999); 'On the Territorial Rights of States' Philosophical Issues (2001); Justification and Legitimacy: Essays on Rights and Obligations (Cambridge, 2001). He is also writing on problems involving political obligation, rights, and international political philosophy.