Notes and Thoughts on Thomas Aquinas’ Summa TheologicaFavourite Quote of the Reading: “Consequentially it is evident that the proper effect of a law is to lead its subjects to their proper virtue; and since virtue is that which makes its subject good, it follows that the proper effect of law is to make those, to […]Read More Zumba Theologica Part 1: Aquinas Gets Down with Natural Law
Hamdi vs. Rumsfeld: Is The Detention of US Enemy Combatants Lawful?OverviewIn the immediate aftermath of 9/11, Yaser Hamdi an American citizen was captured by the Northern Alliance, then turned over to the US military in Afghanistan. The US government declared him an enemy combatant and detained him without access to legal council or the opportunity […]Read More Citizens Can Be Lawfully Detained: Oxymoron?
Notes and Thoughts on H. L. A. Hart’s Grudge Informers and the Rule of LawOverviewWithin philosophy of law, the traditional main positions are what’s know as natural law and legal positivism. Simply put, natural law is the idea that there is some sort of relationship between the law and morality (usually, law arises out of […]Read More Is it Ever OK to Break the Law?
Welcome back to my philoso-posts er’body. This semester I, and by extension you, will be learning about the philosophy of law (amongst other things). Since, the last philosophy of law course I took was in the summer of 1998 I’m basically starting from scratch. Until I get further into the course my first few entries […]Read More Are We Better Off Without A Constitution?