Civil Disobedience

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  • Is civil disobedience ever justified?
    • Hobbes
      • Almost always NO
        • What would LOCKE, RAWLS and MILL say about this??
          • Believes any government better than none.
            • Hobbes
              • Almost always NO
                • What would LOCKE, RAWLS and MILL say about this??
                  • Believes any government better than none.
                • 'State of nature' just too awful
        • 'State of nature' just too awful
      • RAWLS
    • YES, under certain circumstances
      • Locke
        • Is civil disobedience ever justified?
          • RAWLS
        • Believes in 'natural law' and will of people
          • PROBLEM: Doesn't make clear as to whether we need either or both of the above
      • If state violates these, disobedience justified
        • Believes in 'natural law' and will of people
          • PROBLEM: Doesn't make clear as to whether we need either or both of the above
    • If state violates these, disobedience justified
      • Rousseau
        • NO
          • IF the state is totally democratic and represents general will
      • NO
        • IF the state is totally democratic and represents general will
      • We are more than 'free' when we obey the 'general will'.
        • PROBLEM:  may lead to what Mill calls the 'tyranny of the majority'
        • PROBLEM:  may lead to what Mill calls the 'tyranny of the majority'
          • YES, under certain circumstances
            • If the state does not live up to the principles of justice
              • Are the principles too restrictive????
            • Law-breaker also accept consequences of actions
          • Are the principles too restrictive????

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          Lily

          well done eddy Xo

          edie cooke


          Thanks xxxx

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