Ethics - King - laws 4. An Important Qualification - laws...

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King 1. Historical Background A. King’s life - 1929-1968 B. Segregation in the South C. Cast of Characters. D. Historical Time line Post WW II, 1954, 1963-1965 2. The Letter. A. Friendly Critics - “white moderates” B. Some Objections — “outsiders” negotiations preferable to demonstrations. 3. King on the Duty to Obey the Law On p. 82 King considers the objection "How can you advocate obeying some laws and breaking other laws?" King wants white southerners to obey the 1954 Supreme Court decision in the case of Brown vs. Board of Education that outlawed school segregation. King replies that there are two kinds of laws: just and unjust. King says that there is a moral duty to obey just laws and a moral duty to disobey unjust
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Unformatted text preview: laws 4. An Important Qualification - laws that are jut in principle and unjust in their application. 5. Kings Historical Illustrations of Justified Violation of the Law. Should we agree with King that it is sometimes right to break the law? 6. Apply Kings Theory to the Crito case. Apply his theory to other cases people who rob stores or murder others. Discussion Have you made an implicit promise to obey the laws of Illinois? Drug Alcohol? How many of want to drink (take drugs) but dont because it is against the law? Was it wrong from young men to resist or defy the draft during the Vietnam era?...
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2011 for the course PHIL 181 taught by Professor Thomascarson during the Spring '10 term at Loyola Chicago.

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