<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML//EN"> <html LANG="en"> <head> <title>Democracy & Disobedience</title> <meta NAME="generator" CONTENT="BBEdit 5.1.1"> <meta HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html"> </head> <body BGCOLOR="#FFFFEE"> <table BORDER=0 WIDTH=530><tr> <td ALIGN=center VALIGN=middle> <a HREF="http://www.brandeis.edu/depatments/philosophy"><img ALT="Brandeis University, Philosophy Department" SRC="book.jpeg" BORDER=0 HEIGHT="96" WIDTH="72"> </a> <br><font SIZE="+1"><i>Fall 2007</i></font></td><br> <td ALIGN=center VALIGN=middle> <a HREF="http://www.brandeis.edu"><img ALT="Brandeis University Web Stite" BORDER=0 SRC="new-brandeis-seal.gif"></a> <br><h1>Philosophy 20A</h1> <h2>Democracy & Civil Resistance</h2></td> <td ALIGN=center WIDTH=110 VALIGN=middle> <a HREF="http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~phils7/cv.html"><img ALT="Professor Andreas Teuber" SRC="book.jpeg" BORDER=0 HEIGHT="96" WIDTH="72"></a> <br><font SIZE="+1"><i>Prof. Teuber</i></font></td> </td> </tr> </table> <hr WIDTH="530" ALIGN="left"> <table BORDER=0 WIDTH=530 SUMMARY=" "><tr> <td VALIGN=TOP> <br><p><center><h1> PAPER TOPIC I</H1><H2>Under What Circumstances, if Any, <br>Is Civil Disobedience Justified in a Democracy?</h2> </center> </p><p><blockquote> Drawing on the reading and your own considered opinion and good judgment, answer the three question(s) on the following pages. In arguing for your position, think of the arguments that might be made against it, and respond to them. In defending your position, offer what you believe are the most principled arguments you can make. </p><p> In thinking of objections, think of the best possible objections that someone on the other side might be able to come up with, i. e., try, really try to give yourself a hard time. If you can respond to the other side at its strongest rather than at its weakest point, that can only help to strengthen your own opinion and make it that much more persuasive. </p><p> The paper will be graded credit/no credit. In order to receive "credit," the paper (your paper) must show signs of “life,” that is, signs of thought about the role of citizens in a democracy, In concrete terms this means to receive “credit” you will need to make an argument for or against the position you take, offer several powerful objections to your position, and respond to them. </p><p> If you receive "credit, “ the percentages for weighing the three other writing exercises will be as follows: 40% for your strongest essay, 30% for your next best effort and 20% for the one which is least successful of the three. If you fail to get "credit," your paper will receive a failing grade and the papers will be broken down as follows as originally spelled out in the syllabus: 30% for your strongest effort, 25% for your next best effort, 20% for your next best effort after that, and 15% for the one which is least successful of the four. Whether you receive “credit” or “no credit” on this, the first paper, the remaining 10% of your final grade will be covered by your participation grade and your grade on the quiz. </p><p> Papers should be five to six (5-6) pages in length or longer, if you believe it is necessary. <p> Papers should also be double-spaced. </p><p> Please number pages. </p><p> We would like to have two copies, marked COPY ONE and COPY TWO. </p><p> Papers should be stapled, not held together by <br> <a href="http://www.officemuseum.com/paper_clips.htm"> Paper CLIP</a>, <a href="http://www.elmers.com/index.asp">Elmer's GLUE</a>, <a href="http://www.dentyne.com/">Dentyne GUM</a>, <br><a href="http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/talk/yucky/spit.html">SPIT</a>, <a href="http://www.mi6.co.uk/mi6.php3">James BOND </a> or <a href="http://www.origami.com/">Origami FOLD</a>. <p> The paper is due, at the beginning of class, on Monday, October 22nd, 2012. </p><p> </blockquote> </p><p> <center> __________________</center><p> <center><img src="demcarrepair.gif" width=450 height=300 border=0 alt="Car Repair 2007"></center> <p><center> __________________</center> <p></p> <p><br><hr><p><center> <a href=”democracypaptop1a.html"><h2>CLICK TO CONTINUE</h2> </a></center><hr> <p><br><p> </p> <center> [<a HREF="democracy.html">PHIL 20A</a>] [<a HREF=”ELECTION_2012_SYLLABUS.pdf">Syllabus</a>] [<a HREF=”demnotes2012.html”>Handouts</a>] [<a HREF="http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~phils4/home.html">Home</a>] [<a HREF="http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~phils4/bio.html">Bio</a>] [<a HREF="http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~phils4/cv.html">CV</a>] [<a HREF="http://www.brandeis.edu/departments/philosophy">PHIL DEPT.</a>] [<a HREF="mailto:teuber@brandeis.edu">E-MAIL</a>] </center> <p> <address> <font SIZE=-1>Send comments to: <a HREF="mailto:teuber@brandeis.edu?subject=Phil S-7 Web Site">Andreas Teuber</a><br> </font></address> <small><i>URL:&nbsp;&nbsp;</i> http://phils7.dce.harvard.edu/ <br> <i>Last Modified:&nbsp;08/26/12</i> <br> <a HREF="/~phils7/admin/index.cgi">Instructor's Toolkit</a> <br><font SIZE="2"><em>Copyright &copy; The President and Fellows of Harvard College</em></font> </small> <hr> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr></table> </body> </html>