Civil Disobedience and Philosophy in Films, Politics, and Government

by Koushik Ghosh



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/28/2018

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 52
ISBN : 9781480864283
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 52
ISBN : 9781480864290

About the Book

In Henry David Thoreau’s 1849 essay Civil Disobedience, Thoreau says that individuals should not think of their government as all ruling and unchangeable. Instead, he proposes that individuals should look critically at the rights and wrongs of their government acting on principle and standing against the government when its actions undermine important values like equality and liberty.

Civil Disobedience and Philosophy in Films, Politics, and Government explores the nature of this form of dissent, where people decide to go against the law and its authorities and make for themselves the goal of achieving change while earning respect and creating a better work environment. Author Koushik Ghosh looks at film, philosophy, literature, politics, and government for examples of civil disobedience, showing a variety of ways to understand how justice works—and how justice breaks down.

Film, philosophy, literature, and politics are all vehicles for learning more about civil disobedience and what it means in our search for truth and justice. It is a way to effect change in our communities, in our societies, and in the world at large. Understanding its purpose and its power can help all of us build a better life for ourselves and others.

About the Author

Koushik Ghosh holds a Master’s degree in Cinema Studies from New York University, a Master’s in Ministry from Northwest University and a double Bachelor’s degree in Jewish Studies and Philosophy. With a strong background in the liberal arts and sciences, Koushik wishes to take complicated subjects and add a personal and scholarly touch, in hopes of engaging readers of all levels and backgrounds—including readers completely unfamiliar with topics in religion, philosophy, literature, and film.