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Civil disobedience: Civil disobedience is a nonviolent form of protest where individuals deliberately and publicly violate laws or commands they consider unjust, often as a means of bringing attention to a cause or advocating for change.
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Plato on Civil Disobedience - Dictionary of Arguments

Höffe I 23
Civil disobedience/Platon/Höffe: Thesis in Crito: One must never commit injustice oneself for the sake of a (supposedly) higher right. A maxim like "the end justifies the means" is rejected without compromise: injustice must never be rewarded with injustice.
Socrates-Platon thus rejects a right of resistance, the permission to (civil) disobedience. Neither the children nor life or anything else may be respected higher than the right.(1)

1. Crito, 54b.

>Today's discussion about civil disobedience
>Deliberative democracy,
>Civil rights

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Höffe I
Otfried Höffe
Geschichte des politischen Denkens München 2016

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