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By J. Angelo Corlett

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This publication is the fruits of over 15 years of study on terrorism, secession, and similar suggestions reminiscent of the duty to obey the legislation, pacifism, civil disobedience, non-violent direct motion, political violence, revolution, and assassination. it really is essentially was hoping that the content material of this ebook is construed as a moral and philosophical try to improve human realizing of a few of life’s so much intractable difficulties, specifically, terrorism and extra mostly, political violence. This e-book is proffered as a propadeutic to additional examine of those concerns and isn't to be interpreted because the author’s ultimate be aware on them. For the pursuit of fact and avoidance of errors is rarely utterly entire, yet at top a life-long means of continuous mirrored image, research and argument. and it'll please the writer of this e-book if it brings even a modicum of information to the problems it investigates. a few of the chapters of this ebook were released or have another way skilled the severe tips of assorted public educational boards, and i'm basically thankful to people who have formed my brooding about terrorism and its similar recommendations. between those that have supplied severe and valuable insights bearing on a variety of sections of the contents of this e-book are: David Copp, Richard Falk, Joel Feinberg, Richard W. Miller, and Thomas Pogge.

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Harris states that “I agree with these arguments as reasons for excluding nonviolence from the definition of civil disobedience” [See Paul Harris, Editor, Civil Disobedience (Lanham: University Press of America, 1989), p. 12]. Of course, Berel Lang argues “that acts which meet the criteria of civil disobedience need not be nonviolent” [Berel Lang, “Civil Disobedience and Nonviolence: A Distinction With a Difference,” Ethics, 80 (1970), p. 156]. 20 The views of these thinkers have had the most impact on the Western understanding of what constitutes a civilly disobedient act.

21-38; Harry Prosch, “Toward an Ethics of Civil Disobedience,” Ethics, 77 (1967), pp. ; Gregory Vlastos, “Socrates on Political Obedience and Disobedience,” Yale Review (1974), pp. 517-34; Francis C. Wade, “In Defense of Socrates,” The Review of Metaphysics, 25 (1971), pp. 311-25; A. D. Woozley, “Socrates on Disobeying the Law” in Gregory Vlastos, Editor, The Philosophy of Socrates (New York: Anchor-Doubleday, 1971), pp. 299-318; Gary Young, “Socrates and Obedience,” Phronesis, 19 (1974), pp. 1-29.

57 One might think that this third Rawlsian justificatory condition of civil disobedience creates a difficulty for each group which claims to be justified in engaging in civil disobedience. What if everybody with a cause or grievance is equally justified in engaging in civil disobedience and equally bent on using it? Will this not produce an intolerable affront to the constitutional order and a cacophony of shrill messages getting in each other’s way? Would it not follow that, under such circumstances, not all groups are justified in resorting to the use of civil disobedience − perhaps that none are?

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