TtT: Radical Education Summit 2012

The Philosophy of Civil Disobedience
Monday, July 16 12:30-2:00 PM
San Diego City College

This workshop will consist of a discussion of some of the philosophical underpinnings of civil disobedience. I hope for the conversation to range where it will. As a starting point for our discussion I would like to begin with the perspectives presented in the following two essays:

The essay by Plato suggests that civil disobedience is immoral, while the second essay by Thoreau argues that civil disobedience is a moral obligation. During this workshop I would like to debate these two perspectives and consider the reasons each author gives for his respective position.

The full Calendar for the Teaching to Transgress Radical Education Summit 2012 can be found here.