Civil Disobidience In Henry David Thoreau's Resistance To Civil Disobedience

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Civil disobidience is the “ refusal to obey a law as a result of moral objections, especially through passive resistance” (http://www.thefreedictionary.com). The term is usually associated with the trancedentalist philosopher Henry David Thoreau who had used it in 1848 in his essay “ Resistance to Civil Government (Civil Disobedience)’’ which is describing his protest against the guvernmanent by refusing to pay taxes. He belived in the supremacy of human reason and in acting based on principles. Thoreau is contrasting moral law to the guvernamental law, suggesting that one has to obey the law when this is just, if not one should oppose by disobidience. Civil disobidience is charactarised by non-violence and by passive
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