Chapter 4. Civil Disobedience and the Duty to Obey the Law

  1. R. G. Frey and
  2. Christopher Heath Wellman
  1. A. John Simmons

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996621.ch4

A Companion to Applied Ethics

A Companion to Applied Ethics

How to Cite

Simmons, A. J. (2005) Civil Disobedience and the Duty to Obey the Law, in A Companion to Applied Ethics (eds R. G. Frey and C. Heath Wellman), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470996621.ch4

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781557865946

Online ISBN: 9780470996621

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Keywords:

  • civil disobedience;
  • obedience and disobedience to law;
  • philosophical accounts of duty;
  • definitions of civil disobedience;
  • civil disobedience as public and political

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Definitions

  • Justification and the Duty to Obey