Uncivil Disobedience with Candice Delmas


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The last time philosopher Candice Delmas was on the show, we explored civil disobedience. On today’s episode, we’re discussing the uncivil side of disobedience. She explains that the very reasons that we might be obligated to follow the law in just societies can also impose a duty to break the law in societies that are unjust. And she says that this doesn’t always have to be an act of culturally-approved civil disobedience. Sometimes injustice requires behaving without civility.

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Links to people and ideas mentioned in the show

  1. Candice Delmas
  2. Suffragist movement and violence
  3. Hacktivist group Anonymous
  4. Sanctuary Movement
  5. Pussy Riot’s “Punk Prayer
  6. January 6th Capitol attack
  7. ACT UP
  8. Fidelity to law and John Rawls
  9. H.L.A. Hart’s The Concept of Law


Thanks to Evelyn Brosius for our logo. Music featured in the show:

Coulis Coulis by Blue Dot Sessions

Gullwing Sailor by Blue Dot Sessions

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