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Authority can refer to people or institutions that have the political power to make decisions, give orders, and enforce rules. It can also refer to a certain kind of expertise or knowledge that we might defer to. Sometimes we respect authority, and sometimes we resist it or even revolt against it. But where exactly does authority come from, and when, if ever, ought we defer to it? How do we challenge authority? What makes an authority figure authoritarian? And can there be anarchist forms of authority?
Join our live audience at The Marsh in San Francisco to record a new episode of Philosophy Talk, the nationally syndicated public radio show. Philosophers Ken Taylor and Josh Landy will welcome political scientist and author James Martel of San Francisco State University. In addition to thought-provoking conversation, audience questions, and laughter, the show will feature Roving Philosophical Reporter Holly McDede, satirist and Sixty Second Philosopher Ian Shoales, and musical guest Tiffany Austin.