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Conscience and conviction : the case for civil disobedience.

Author: Kimberley Brownlee
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Series: Oxford legal philosophy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The book shows that civil disobedience is generally more defensible than private conscientious objection. Part I explores the morality of conviction and conscience. Each of these concepts informs a distinct argument for civil disobedience. The conviction argument begins with the communicative principle of conscientiousness (CPC). According to the CPC, having a conscientious moral conviction means not just acting  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kimberley Brownlee
ISBN: 9780191645921 0191645923 9780191746109 019174610X
OCLC Number: 880910258
Description: 1 online resource (461 pages).
Contents: I. MORALITY; II. LAW
Series Title: Oxford legal philosophy.

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When is it justified to disobey the law? How should the law respond to instances of conscientious disobedience? This book presents the first full-length philosophical examination of the morality and  Read more...

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Kimberly Brownlee's Conscience and Conviction is a major contribution to how we should think about conscientious objection and civil disobedience that is both distinctive and innovative ... This book Read more...

 
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