PHIL 2945

PHIL 2945

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021. Courses of Study 2021-2022 is scheduled to publish by July 1.

This course examines controversies in the theory and history of civil disobedience. Do citizens have obligations to obey unjust laws? Can law breaking ever be civil rather than criminal? Do disruptive protests endanger democracy or strengthen the rule of law? How do acts of protest influence public opinion and policy? How is the distinction between violence and nonviolence politically constructed and contested? We will study classical writings and contemporary scholarship in pursuit of answers to these questions and related debates concerning the rule of law, conscientious objection, the uses of civility and incivility, punishment and responsibility, as well as whistleblowing, direct action, strikes, sabotage, hacktivism, and rioting.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AMST 3785GOVT 3785

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17368PHIL 2945  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Livingston, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17369PHIL 2945  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17370PHIL 2945  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17371PHIL 2945  DIS 203

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17372PHIL 2945  DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: In Person