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Published: 18 October 2012

280 Pages


ISBN: 9780199592944

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Conscience and Conviction

The Case for Civil Disobedience

Kimberley Brownlee

Oxford Legal Philosophy

  • Offers a new sustained account of the moral and legal merits of conscientious disobedience, particularly civil disobedience
  • Details a thought-provoking alternative to standard liberal positions on political participation and principled disobedience
  • Articulates an original conception of conscience and situates it within a pluralistic moral framework, of interest to moral philosophers working on conscience
  • Discusses the legal defensibility of civil disobedience, advancing both a demands-of-conviction defence and a necessity defence

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