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Clipped section[edit]

I clipped the following section out because it refers to the Abrahamic god (God) as the root of all authority. I could be wrong, but I don't think so.

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(14) Weber, of course, misses the truth that thete is an absolute authority- the author of life-:God. His will, as expressed in the Bible, can be understood thru the direct commands and statements found in the New Tedtament, as well as the examples of his followers doing things that meet with His approval. Finally, thete is the expectation from God, as with all authority, that a certain amount of thought and sense be put into carrying out the will of the authority by inferting what is necesdary to work out the details of that which is authored as divine.

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  • No, you were very right. Thank you for catching that!—Neil P. Quinn (talk) 00:18, 21 August 2016 (UTC)

Divine authority[edit]

The use of authority, the location of authority, the right of authority, the responsibility of authority. " where do you get the authority to do that?" the final authority. Americans bristle under authority, the port authority, Chicago Transit Authority, Authorized, author, authoratarian. The authorized dealer of authorized gear. How can a discussion of this nature not include the discussion of God??????

Religion and authority[edit]

"Every religion around the world, whether it is Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism or Christianity has always considered God as the supreme authority." - Every? I very much doubt it. Buddhism? I'm not sure most of them even recognize 'god'... -MatthewKarlsen

I agree, it needs to be reworded. I'm not up to it, right now. Brian Pearson 04:39, 30 July 2007 (UTC)
I wouldn't mind seeing a section discussing sources of authority in philosophy. Such as: common consent to rule, divinity, power, etc. I didn't add the section myself though, because it's a touchy subject and I didn't want that getting tangled up with my own edits. DaWarMage (talk) 18:01, 25 April 2012 (UTC)

Agamben quote[edit]

What is the point of the Agamben quote on auctoritas and the relationship between Senator and magistrate? It doesn't seem relevant and, to me, seems confusing and distracting? I propose taking it out unless someone provides a rationale for it in that location. Jjshapiro (talk) 21:41, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

Interesting Work/Link[edit]

It can help expanding the article's subject.

Austerlitz -- (talk) 19:10, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

What about this? [1] or that? [2]

Austerlitz -- (talk) 21:17, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

and the following: [3], [4],

Austerlitz -- (talk) 06:00, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

Section Authority and the state lacks some phrases on "Staatsräson". The problem has been raised for example by Hannah Arendt. In english wikipedia it is called National interest, but I wonder whether this is the right word.

Austerlitz -- (talk) 10:34, 29 December 2008 (UTC)
Austerlitz -- (talk) 12:13, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

New Topic Category[edit]

Revision & New Subtopic[edit]

Hello, I would like to create a new sub category in this topic. Authority seems to have many denotations and connotations, so I would like to post some of my research to offer users a more concise etymology of authority. I would also like to post a new subtopic as authority relates to education. I'm open to comments and suggestions. I look forward to your responses.--Jrw7235 (talk) 03:42, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

Milgram Experiment[edit]

I was looking on the initial discussion posts bask when this article was created and found a request for inforamtion regarding the Milgram Experiment. I'm going to write up a synopsis to include current information regarding the discussion on the topic of authority according to Milgram reulsts as it pertains to the current generation. There is much debate as to how the results may differ intergenerationally--Jeff Walters —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:35, 2 February 2009 (UTC) --Jrw7235 (talk) 03:42, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

Major Revision[edit]

I see this article has some very useful information, but I would like to and build upon everything already here. Check back in a couple of weeks to tsee the final edits. I ensure you that I will not remove anything already on this page. I will merely add and restructure. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:39, 2 February 2009 (UTC) --Jrw7235 (talk) 03:42, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

Add and restructure, very beautiful. I'm looking forward to your work.

I want to add some further links:

  • [5]
  • [6]
  • [7]
  • [8]
  • [9] It is said that there is a term called "the person of absolute authority" in Buddhism. It would be nice to know more about the concept.

As far as the rest of the links is concerned, sooner or later I'll try to tell why I think those ideas to be important for this site. Maybe helpful.

Austerlitz -- (talk) 09:15, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

Section two[edit]

"18th June 2009

Character is the true ornament of man. The loss of this ornament is the source of all his suffering and misery. Man does not realize the purpose for which he has been created by God. God’s creation is pregnant with profound truths, mysteries and ideals. But man has forgotten these ideals. He is unable to appreciate the significance of his legacy. Of all the powers in the world, human power is the greatest. Man assigns value to everything in this world, but he is unable to recognize his own value.


I would like to cite this, because it seems to be so extraordinary to me: saying that Of all the powers in the world human power is the greatest. Maybe I don't understand; putting it into the given context others have the chance to understand.


Why is a link to the article on sex included here? There is no discussion of authority in that article.

Concept vs Term[edit]

The article was addressing "authfweeeeeeeeeeeofority" as dkg dog batj sf [afk]

dsfffffffffaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaadssr a term, instead of as a concept. I tried to bring it more in line with other similar articles (philosophical concepts). I tried to keep most of the old content (rewriting a couple paragraphs was unavoidable) though, so there are still some artifacts of the previous style. I added a few references to some of the basic claims I made, but they're just references to web essays, nothing super strong. This article could use a lot more detail and reference, but hopefully my edit is a step in the right direction. DaWarMage (talk) 18:01, 25 April 2012 (UTC)


Auctoritas is Latin, not Greek. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:02, 2 January 2013 (UTC) 445666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666sadhgasdfhh hhwqwfj creteasff by adarsh

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