Burgerlijke ongehoorzaamheid | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 44, Issue 3/4
  • ISSN: 0167-2444
  • E-ISSN: 2949-8651



In the light of climate change, the problem of civil disobedience arises in a new way. In discussion with the heuristics of fear of Hans Jonas and a seminal article of Hannah Arendt on civil disobedience the positions of Socrates and Thoreau are examined. Central themes are: the tension between a moral and a political attitude, public versus private action, the question of violence and peacefulness.


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