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If an act of civil disobedience—willfully breaking a specific law in order to bring about legal reform—is done out of self-interest alone and not out of a concern for others, I t cannot be justified. But one is justified in performing an act of civil disobedience if one’s conscience requires one to do so.

Which one of the following judgments most closely conforms to the principles stated above?

(A) Keisha’s protest against what she perceived to be a brutal and
repressive dictatorship in another country was an act of justified civil disobedience, because in organizing an illegal but peaceful demonstration calling for a return to democratic leadership in that country, she acted purely out of concern for the people of that country.

(B) Janice’s protest against a law that forbade labor strikes was motivated solely by a desire to help local mine workers obtain fair wages. But her conscience did not require her to protest this law, so Janice didn’t perform an act of justified civil disobedience.

(C) In organizing an illegal protest against the practice in her country of having prison inmates work eighteen hours per day, Georgette performed an act of justified civil disobedience: though she acted out of concern for her fellow inmates rather than out of concern for herself.

(D) Maria’s deliberate violation of a law requiring prepublication government approval of all printed materials was an act of justified civil disobedience: though her interest as an owner of a publishing company would be served by repeal of the law, she violated the law because her conscience required doing so on behalf of all publishers.

(E) In organizing a parade of motorcyclists riding without helmets through the capital city, Louise’s act was not one of justified civil disobedience: she was willfully challenging a specific law requiring motorcyclists to wear helmets, but her conscience did not require her to organize the parade.
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2005, 13:19
rahulraao, can you post OE for this?

After puzzling long, D looks better.
Will be helpful to understand logic.

It says:

Self interest -> not justified
Driven by consciousness -> justified

the question is what is:
self interest AND Driven by consciousness

also, can we assume:
a concern for others = ! Self interest
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2005, 21:46
I vote for D.

A - Incorrect. it is a protest march for another country.
B - Incorrect. help local mine workers obtain fair wages
C - Incorrect. she acted out of concern for her fellow inmates rather than out of concern for herself
D - Correct
E - Incorrect. but her conscience did not require her to organize the parade.
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Re: CR - Civil disobedience [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2005, 05:02
If an act of civil disobedience—willfully breaking a specific law in order to bring about legal reform—is done out of self-interest alone and not out of a concern for others, I t cannot be justified. But one is justified in performing an act of civil disobedience if one’s conscience requires one to do so.

Which one of the following judgments most closely conforms to the principles stated above?

(A) Keisha’s protest against what she perceived to be a brutal and
repressive dictatorship in another country was an act of justified civil disobedience, because in organizing an illegal but peaceful demonstration calling for a return to democratic leadership in that country, she acted purely out of concern for the people of that country.----> doesn't satifies the condition that one doesnt act out of self-interest ---->out.

(B) Janice’s protest against a law that forbade labor strikes was motivated solely by a desire to help local mine workers obtain fair wages. But her conscience did not require her to protest this law, so Janice didn’t perform an act of justified civil disobedience.-->out

(C) In organizing an illegal protest against the practice in her country of having prison inmates work eighteen hours per day, Georgette performed an act of justified civil disobedience: though she acted out of concern for her fellow inmates rather than out of concern for herself.
---> promising but it doesn't satisfy that condition that one's protest must bring out a legal reform--->out.

(D) Maria’s deliberate violation of a law requiring prepublication government approval of all printed materials was an act of justified civil disobedience: though her interest as an owner of a publishing company would be served by repeal of the law, she violated the law because her conscience required doing so on behalf of all publishers.
----> 1st condition: bring about a legal reform, it satisfies. 2nd condition: out of concern about others and not out of self-interest, it satisfies. 3rd condition: conscience requires , it also satisfies ------> perfect!
(E) In organizing a parade of motorcyclists riding without helmets through the capital city, Louise’s act was not one of justified civil disobedience: she was willfully challenging a specific law requiring motorcyclists to wear helmets, but her conscience did not require her to organize the parade.-->out.

D it is.
a very interesting CR :!:
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2005, 07:59
D it is.

Agree with Laxieqv's explanation. An interesting but difficult CR .
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2005, 08:46
yup got D.
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