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Disobey!

Disobey!

A Philosophy of Resistance

by Frederic Gros
Paperback
Publication Date: 04/05/2021
 
Exploring the philosophy of disobedience

The world is out of joint, so much so that disobeying should be an urgent question for everyone. In this provocative essay, Frédéric Gros explores the roots of political obedience. Social conformity, economic subjection, respect for authorities, constitutional consensus? Examining the various styles of obedience provides tools to study, invent and induce new forms of civic disobedience and lyrical protest. Nothing can be taken for granted: neither supposed certainties nor social conventions, economic injustice or moral conviction.

Thinking philosophically requires us never to accept truths and generalities that seem obvious. It restores a sense of political responsibility. At a time when the decisions of experts are presented as the result of icy statistics and anonymous calculations, disobeying becomes an assertion of humanity.

To philosophize is to disobey. This book is a call for critical democracy and ethical resistance.
ISBN:
9781788736329
9781788736329
Category:
Political science & theory
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
04-05-2021
Language:
English
Publisher:
Verso Books
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
198.12x127mm
Weight:
0.37kg
Frederic Gros

Frederic Gros is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris XII and the Institute of Political Studies, Paris. He was the Editor of the last lectures of Michel Foucault at the College de France. His previous books include A Philosophy of Walking and The Security Principle.

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