George Klosko's multiple principle theory of political obligation is a re-cent formulation for the existence of a general obligation to obey the law. In the paper, I argue that the generality requirement of the obligation to obey the law gives rise to normative and factual problems of, respectively, motivation and comprehensiveness. I aim to show that whereas the multi-ple principle theory may solve the factual problem of the generality re-quirement, it does not solve its normative problem which I characterise as a first-personal implication of the question, 'why should I obey the law?'
|Deakin Law Review
|Published - 2005