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?
A Duty to Resist, written by Candice Delmas
Samaritanism and Civil Disobedience, written by Candice Delmas
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