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“Law & Order” and Civil Disobedience | Philosophy Tube

November 20, 2019


moment, the sovereign is like a dictator, kind of like a God, Schmitt said, which might

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  1. Oliver, if you ever read this I'd like to thank you for your efforts on presenting philosphical concepts in such an unbiased (I think, I hope) and clear way. With your channel name "philosophy tube" you are as a gatekeeper of human knowledge and provider of context for many of us lost souls. Thank you once more.

    I can only hope you continue in your efforts merrily and if ever be it that millions pay attention to you, you can have the fortitute to stay honest and uncorrupted. Have fun, and have a good one!

  2. Oh god, separate water fountains… my mother likes to relay an anecdote where she was a young child, in the 1950s, and visiting relatives in the US (she is Canadian)… she saw a "Coloured" water fountain and wanted to drink from it, thinking the water would be coloured, which of course horrified everyone she was with.

  3. Thank you for this insightful content. I have been starving for honest philosophical content on the youtubes for a very long time. You Sir, are quite the Gentleman.

  4. Don't know if it had ever clicked in my three decades of living, but just nonchalantly stating of racial segregation that it was "enforcing white supremacy". When I hear that concept, I envision it as something reactionaries want back, but it feels revelatory that the policies themselves where white supremacy. I suppose I've been viewing it from the perspective of a generation and the generations before them growing up with it as the norm, and so a generation only being at "fault" for desiring it after it had been struck down. But regardless the awareness of those in power by it, those segregational laws and the slavery beforehand were undoubtedly white supremacy, and those proactive toward them were white supremacists. Feels shameful, it took this long to register…

  5. I remember talking to people, that in one breath say that we need more "law and order" in the inner city AND talk about all of the laws they broke and crazy things they did when they were younger. It is really strange to me. [Place holder for furture thought, when not sleep deprived (PHFFTWNSD for short)]

  6. I think it’s time Olly came back and did a 30 minute video on this because I feel like there’s so much more to unpack

  7. Some laws are like rules in a game, like traffic laws. If people could drive anyway they want at any speed they want, there would be chaos. So it's better that people obey the speed limits and stay on the proper lanes, even if in some particular situation breaking the rules might not seem dangerous. You must think of the greater good. Or if you steal a candy bar from a massive supermarket, you're not doing a huge sin if you just look at the individual deed. But if everybody thought the same way, there would be problems. On the other hand I don't think that any law itself is sacred. It has to have some justification. If the law is unjust, there is no moral obligation to obey.

  8. Obviously your conscience and moral compass are superior to any law that could ever exist. And I am saying that unironically. If a law requires you to break with your own conscience, the only thing someone can do is breaking the law.

  9. the practice of legislation of laws via politicians of any call to assets acquired by pursuit of appeal in attempt to re- establish control & regulation of what is freedoms assets allowed publicly accepted & aknolaged by these precetions based on rhetorically drafted terminology's

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