Socrates decided that refusing to concede to the declaration of the
Athenian court that sentenced him to death was the wrong decision. In a somewhat similar
situation, Aristotle decided to opt for a kind of preemptive civil disobedience by leaving
Athens. In what cases is civil disobedience justified? What extent of disobedience is
acceptable? Must civil disobedience be non-violent? Use the Internet to explore these
issues. Good places to start your investigation might be the 1999 World Trade Organization
protests in Seattle. You might also look into the tactics of animal rights and
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