Conscience and Conviction: The Case for Civil Disobedience

Conscience and ConvictionBook Review
Kimberley Brownlee,
Conscience and Conviction: The Case for Civil Disobedience

Oxford University Press, 2012, 260pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199592944

Alon Harel, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

In her thorough, careful and insightful discussion, Kimberley Brownlee explores the nature of conscience and conscientious convictions and draws important conclusions concerning the justifiable protection of acts of civil disobedience. The first part of her book discusses morality while the second part discusses law. In addition to its rigorous analysis, the book contains lively discussions of real-life examples and hypotheticals designed to illustrate and address all possible objections and establish the centrality of the protection of conscientious convictions and conscience in a liberal society.  . . . Read more. . .