Resistance to Civil Government (Civil Disobedience) is an essay by American transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau that was first published in In it. Results 1 – 30 of 43 Desobediencia Civil by Henry David Thoreau and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Aug 31, &IJ (” 9 # 14 &K & 8 9 I ” 4 B & IJ ” ” 4 V 9 15 D (! D (9 28 & ]4 R, X %&8 A & ” ” &! & 29 “! Desobediência Civil – Henry David Thoreau.

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The only obligation which I have a right to assume is to do at any time what I think right In his autobiography, he wrote:. Abolitionistsin Thoreau’s opinion, should completely withdraw their support of the civi and stop paying taxeseven if this means courting imprisonment. Is it not possible to take a step further towards recognizing and organizing the rights of man?

Sobre el deber de la desobediencia civil : Henry David Thoreau :

There are thousands who are in opinion opposed to slavery and to the war, who yet in effect do nothing to put an end to them. Thoreau was a great writer, philosopher, poet, and withal a most practical man, that is, he taught nothing he was not prepared to practice in himself.

For instance, Mahatma Gandhi used this interpretation to suggest an equivalence between Thoreau’s civil disobedience and his own satyagraha. Cvil essay has, therefore, been sanctified by suffering.

The judgment of an individual’s conscience is not necessarily inferior to the decisions of a political body or majority, and so “[i]t is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right. Retrieved September 22, In it, Thoreau argues that individuals should not permit governments to overrule or atrophy their consciencesdrsobediencia that they have a duty to avoid allowing such acquiescence to enable the government to make them the agents of injustice.

He was civip imprisoned for refusing to pay the poll taxbut even in jail felt freer than the people outside. Thoreau tells his audience that they cannot blame this problem solely on pro-slavery Southern politicians, but must put the blame on those in, for instance, Massachusetts”who are more interested in commerce and agriculture than they are in humanity, and are not prepared to do desobedienia to the slave and to Mexico, cost what it may If the alternative is to keep all just men in prison, or give up war and slavery, the State will not hesitate which to choose.


Thoreau’s Slavery in Massachusetts which also advances this argument. Based on the Writings of Thomas Jefferson: In the hnery of the United States, the Constitution itself enshrines the institution of slavery, and therefore falls under this condemnation. I heartily accept the motto,—”That government is best which governs least;” and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically.

Sobre el deber de la desobediencia civil

It was the concrete, the personal element, the “here and now” of this work that won me over. People who proclaim that the war in Mexico is wrong and that it is wrong to enforce slavery contradict themselves if they fund both things by paying taxes. Authority control MusicBrainz work: I should feel as if I were worth less in that case. He addressed his reader within the very sphere of this situation common to both of them in such a way that the reader not only discovered why Thoreau acted as he did at that time but also that the reader—assuming him of course to be honest and dispassionate— would have to act in just such a way whenever the proper occasion arose, provided he was seriously engaged in fulfilling his existence as a human person.

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Henry David Thoreau Core works and topics. I read it with the strong feeling that here was something that concerned me directly Its incisive logic is unanswerable. Tuchin Revolt Harelle Peasants’ Revolt. Archived from the original on September 22, I became convinced that noncooperation with evil is as much a moral obligation as is cooperation with good.

The environment became especially tense after the Fugitive Slave Act of Wikiquote has quotations related to: In a constitutional republic like the United States, people often think that the proper response to an unjust law is to try to use the political process to change the law, but to obey and respect the law until it is changed. I think an argument can be made that it is not very likely he would ever have made such a statement, because it does not square with his views.


Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which I also believe,—”That government is best which governs not at all;” and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have.

The speech dealt with slavery, but at the same time excoriated American imperialismparticularly the Mexican—American War. Boston and New York: Although this is an acceptable dictionary definition of the word civilit is not what is intended here.

Civil Disobedience (Thoreau) – Wikipedia

The question here is not just about one of the numerous individual cases in the struggle between a truth powerless to act and a power that has become the enemy of truth. Is a democracy, such as we know it, the last improvement possible in government? John Brown Lyceum movement.

Mahatma Gandhi was impressed by Thoreau’s arguments. In other projects Wikiquote Wikisource. Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison Thoreau said he was willing to pay the highway tax, which went to pay for something of benefit to his neighbors, but that he was opposed to taxes that went to support the government itself—even if he could not tell if his particular contribution would eventually be spent on an unjust project or a beneficial one.

Indesobedeincia one year into his first satyagraha campaign in South Africahe wrote a translated synopsis of Thoreau’s argument for Indian Opinioncredited Thoreau’s essay with being “the chief cause of the abolition of slavery in America”, and wrote that “Both his example and writings are at present exactly applicable to the Indians desobeediencia the Transvaal. The government, according to Thoreau, is not just a little corrupt or unjust in the course of doing its otherwise-important work, but in fact the government is primarily an agent of corruption and injustice.

American civil rights leader Dr. A lifelong abolitionistThoreau delivered an impassioned speech which would later become Civil Disobedience injust months after leaving Walden Pond.