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- adj. Susceptible to coercion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Capable of being coerced.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being coerced; too weak to resist effectively.
- Capable of being condensed, especially of being reduced by condensation to the liquid state: applied to gases.
If there were a coercible allocation of resources more efficient than CDSs or earthquake insurance, how would you know?
In the Feyerabend lectures, Kant notes that right is the subset of morally correct actions that are also coercible (27: 1327).
This version of deontology is aptly labeled Libertarian in that it cannot accommodate any strong (that is, enforceable or coercible) duty to aid others.
(This point also demonstrates that any deontological theory that posits a strong, coercible duty to aid will be agent-neutral, not agent-relative; everyone has duties correlative to everyone's right not to be used.)
It is merely a dangerous game of generational socialism, and “works” only as long as there are more coercible contributors than there are willing recipients.
Far from the linear development of the voluntary to the coercible grounds of obedience which is the superficial historical scheme of the idea of authority in the West, the actual history which emerges from the blend of philological and categorical methods re - veals a spiral process from the ancient Romans to the present.
In fact, they are rather uncomplimentary in describing the bill - "useless, poorly drafted, burdensome, potentially coercible, most abusable piece of legislation."
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