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Civil Disobedience, Epistocracy, and the Question of whether Superior Political Judgment Defeats Majority Authority
Journal of Moral Philosophy
I outline a new approach to the question of when civil disobedience is legitimate by drawing on insights from the epistocracy literature. I argue that civil disobedience and epistocracy are similar in the sense that they both involve the idea that superior political judgment defeats majority authority, because this can lead to correct, i.e. just, prudent or morally right, political decisions. By reflecting on the question of when superior political judgment defeats majority authority in thedoi:10.1163/17455243-20203144 fatcat:ah4im36skjcebnfrbacbvffzui