Civil Disobedience

Civil Disobedience Part 1-3 by Henry David Thoreau

How does Thoreau develop a central idea in part 1

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In the tenth paragraph of Part 1, Thoreau develops the central idea of ethics by clarifying that it isn't enough to simply disagree with injustice or to recognize it is wrong. Being virtuous means to act on one’s conscience.... not to “postpone the question of freedom to the question of free-trade” or put money and economics before the importance of freedom. Thoreau goes onto develop the idea os virtue as one in which people do not “hesitate” or “regret”, but rather act on their consciences and “necessarily resist” the state to fight injustice, “cost what it may


Civil Disobedience