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Civil Disobedience and Its Ethical Meaning
Civil Disobedience and Its Ethical Meaning

Author(s): Karolina Rozmarynowska
Subject(s): Ethics / Practical Philosophy
Published by: Towarzystwo Naukowe KUL & Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II
Keywords: civil disobedience; civil attitude; ethics; justice

Summary/Abstract: The goal of the discussion presented in the article is to recognize the ethical dimension of civil disobedience. Setting out to achieve that goal, the author analyses the difference between civil disobedience and other forms of social protest, and attempts to define its essential substance. With that goal in view, she identifies the key features and the subject matter of an act of disobedience. Having explained the civil character of disobedience, she then goes on to discuss its moral and ethical significance. Emphasizing the personal character of civil disobedience, the author presents it as an expression of ethics.

  • Issue Year: 64/2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 63-77
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: English