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PHIL 240 Justifying the State - Civil Disobedience

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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHIL 240
Professor
Adam Etinson
Semester
Fall

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Civil DisobedienceContrary to the idea that there is a moral duty to obey all the laws of the land Contrasted to revolutionarism which seeks grand immediate changes as civil disobedience seeks small immediate changes This means that civil disobedience can be utilized in an overarching revolutionary narrative Ghandi etc Contrasted to conscientious objection which is based on personal motivations Civil Disobedience deliberate principled illegal conduct with a limited immediate public and political aimTwo suppositions derived from the definition1Action must be based on moral judgements2Action must be contrary to laws of the StateExample if I
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