A Duty to Resist (with Candice Delmas)

How far should we go to fight societal injustice?

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In Candice Delma’s book A Duty to Resist she highlights a theory of resisting injustice as a duty in of itself. This specific duty could require breaking the law. She also defends uncivil disobedience and where it is limited in feasibility. Throughout this episode she makes us question how far we should go in order to fight an injustice. Delmas argues that the duty of justice, the principle of fairness, the Samaritan duty, and political association impose responsibility to resist under conditions of injustice.

What is civil disobedience? How did John Rawls shape our understanding of civil disobedience? What is a just society? What are the principles of justice? Should disobedience always be civil?

Further Reading:

A Duty to Resist, written by Candice Delmas

Samaritanism and Civil Disobedience, written by Candice Delmas

Related Content:

Resisting the State Injustice, Free Thoughts Podcast

Do We Have a Duty to Obey the Government?, Free Thoughts Podcast

What’s Fairness Got to Do With Obeying the Law?, written by Aaron Ross Powell