Tag: philosophy-of-law

44 Is there a term for the belief that "if it's legal, it's moral"? 2019-06-16T20:18:11.827

17 What fallacy dismisses criticism of a bad law with "just don't break it"? 2017-03-30T15:35:30.880

16 Is Nozick's Criticism of Rawls correct? 2013-01-12T21:12:00.197

14 What are prominent attacks of Rawls' "veil of ignorance" argument? Which liberal philosophers have advanced it? 2011-06-08T00:06:43.947

13 Is there a demarcation problem for religions? 2015-06-16T23:44:23.197

12 If the "right to life" is denied in abortion, isn't it also denied in the use of the death penalty? 2011-07-18T21:05:34.983

12 Why are legal and moral responsibilities said to be different? 2018-09-25T20:19:14.933

11 Is it ethical for governments to compel their citizens to lead healthy lives? 2011-07-01T20:01:29.747

10 What are the fundamental philosophical questions reflected in the American legal system? 2011-06-11T09:41:08.360

9 Which if any contemporary philosophers have written about the potential negative effects of "reverse" discrimination? 2011-07-04T05:09:19.857

9 Should attempted murder be a lesser crime than murder? 2013-03-16T02:14:08.347

7 Should governments have the power to limit the citizen's rights during wartime? 2014-05-08T01:41:21.153

7 German philosophers on (french) revolution 2015-01-06T18:22:34.867

7 Can any consensual activity be wrong? 2015-08-21T07:12:26.380

7 What philosophers argued that human rights can be forfeited? 2017-07-09T17:59:18.170

7 What is to be understood by the phrase "Israel's right to exist"? 2019-08-08T20:16:26.270

6 When is it right to break the rules? 2011-07-12T03:11:14.173

6 Is unauthorized downloading of music stealing? 2011-11-04T07:16:59.813

6 A Marxist Theory of Justice? 2013-08-26T17:25:09.307

6 How can opposing policies under the Particular-Universal Dualism still function well together? 2016-02-29T18:36:29.207

6 What is this System of Right that consistently shows up in Foucault's work? 2016-07-28T02:51:00.350

6 Is it moral to obey the law? 2018-05-04T20:59:54.953

5 Who was first to say that justice is "to give each his due"? 2017-04-07T15:48:32.273

5 Innocent until proven guilty - why? 2018-03-13T17:26:14.567

4 Violation of everyday rights or "whose right to what did I violate today?" 2013-01-11T16:42:17.670

4 Viewpoints of how the law should apply to authorities 2014-02-27T12:49:04.793

4 If one is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond any reasonable doubt, why wrongful convictions are so common? 2014-05-02T08:14:22.830

4 Is the age of Tristan Kurilla (10 year old charged with homicide) relevant to his trial 2014-10-17T17:02:07.063

4 "Intellectual property" of publications 2017-02-10T15:28:01.463

4 Is it ever acceptable to go by the principle of "guilty until proven innocent"? 2017-09-13T01:42:40.667

4 Is it my right to choose to violate the law? 2018-03-23T15:34:53.453

3 What are Kant's Permissive Laws? 2012-10-11T20:32:39.157

3 Collecting any formalisations of morality 2013-02-17T17:43:18.070

3 Is it possible to define (legally-useful) inalienable natural rights without a deity? 2013-08-01T17:15:39.593

3 What's the difference between a 'duty' and 'obligation'? 2013-09-28T16:24:49.173

3 Does criminal law have different rules for "evidence" than general science? 2015-11-01T21:53:13.087

3 Why would all law be positive law? 2017-01-14T16:02:58.853

3 Is the right to an abortion the same as the right to kill human being? 2018-01-23T01:01:56.747

3 What philosophical books criticizing secular morality are available? 2018-03-19T22:18:48.063

3 How does Kant's absolute obligation to obey the law square with existence of unfair laws? 2018-05-06T03:23:37.550

3 10 : 1 - Blackstone's Principle 2018-12-06T12:55:56.200

3 Innocent until proven guilty 2020-02-15T09:18:29.693

2 What is the intrinsic difference between freedom of speech and freedom of deeds? 2012-09-28T05:02:12.393

2 Did Kant believe the enlightened and moral republican public could make up for legislative and executive institutions? 2012-11-20T02:26:59.847

2 Can one ask for more than they deserve? 2013-04-15T02:47:08.193

2 Is Webers definition of a nation state applicable in other contexts? 2013-11-19T23:27:40.490

2 Philosophical terms for the different kinds of acceptance of a rule 2014-09-02T05:28:02.050

2 How would Kant decide whether a law is ethical? 2015-01-14T04:34:14.777

2 Laws are made for humans, but does everyone classify as a human? 2015-03-28T10:46:54.423

2 How does one justify "to deserve" when punishing or sentencing? 2015-12-19T05:09:04.947

2 What is a strong argument that shows social rules exist? 2015-12-21T16:31:57.867

2 Why is it an Appeal to Pity if a defense attorney evidences misfortune of the defendant? 2016-06-18T23:45:18.880

2 What does it mean to be 'unaware that you are unaware that you are unaware'? 2017-01-29T05:54:33.090

2 “Cannot legislate morality” – principled arguments? 2017-07-03T19:28:41.640

2 Scenario in which society is better off by someone breaking a rule? 2017-10-26T16:56:47.580

2 Why do societies sustain law of private inheritance of property? 2018-01-22T10:42:16.690

2 When should a state have a right to prohibit abortion? 2018-01-28T22:55:05.970

2 How to judge somebody when the Poe's Law apply? 2018-03-24T10:33:01.693

2 What's wrong with the following argument regarding temporal limits? 2018-07-12T12:34:16.240

2 Philosophy of Law, Ethics and Visualization 2019-07-12T00:29:12.430

2 Formal logic on rightfulness 2020-05-22T13:39:15.630

2 Why do the moral constraints upon law exculpate, not inculpate? 2020-08-14T01:13:14.190

1 What alternatives are there to illegalization? 2012-06-08T15:42:19.360

1 Are there two fundamental views of rights? 2013-05-01T16:13:22.300

1 How do philosophers distinguish between rights that beg legislation vs. those that not? 2013-05-03T16:11:56.723

1 Must a self-legislating citizenry guarantee itself freedom of speech? 2013-07-08T07:50:14.867

1 Is State liable is a violent crime is committed because of the State laws? 2014-05-02T21:51:05.130

1 If a lawyer that is representing a defendant finds that his client is guilty, how is he supposed to act? 2014-06-23T04:19:47.217

1 How to self-learn legal arguments, logic, and reasoning? 2014-07-25T10:21:03.690

1 What kinds of philosophy are described by these questions? How to self-learn them? 2014-07-25T10:38:17.503

1 What can be plausible justification for the judges' subjectivity in interpreting some laws? (More questions below) 2015-02-04T16:31:09.907

1 How would binding soldiers to war against their will, mock a legal system? 2015-02-19T18:48:26.080

1 Capital punishment and morality 2015-05-16T02:55:48.513

1 What is the relation of natural rights to human rights ? 2017-04-17T16:25:21.190

1 Are Laws crafted around personal/individual beliefs ethical? 2017-06-29T11:02:10.803

1 Are speeding tickets ethical? 2017-08-08T16:05:28.270

1 Legal vs moral laws 2018-01-02T16:53:21.230

1 Does a person own his/her body? 2018-01-24T20:32:22.023

1 Aside from Jesus who have put justice (legalism) and friendliness (benevolence) in opposition? 2019-02-02T08:02:19.257

1 Is there an established name for position that argues against law? 2019-02-03T07:48:09.607

1 Are we facing a new form of social prejudice and discrimination? 2019-04-12T09:10:27.953

1 Is constitution of a country simply a set of axioms? 2019-04-20T12:46:10.220

1 Do people tend to immorality like every Abrahamic religion told? 2019-06-04T17:27:59.790

1 How are positive duties morally less powerful than negative ones? 2019-08-17T08:15:04.773

1 How does denying existence of moral reasons to achieve results, also deny the existence of (normal) moral reasons to try to achieve them? 2019-08-17T15:17:29.843

1 Why does the ethical doctrine of double effect presume "the bad consequence is not a means to the good consequence"? 2019-08-17T16:45:53.337

1 How can I "fail to attend to reasons that are yours to conform to, even though I cannot be accused of failing to conform to them myself"? 2019-10-28T05:36:32.460

1 Who writes the natural laws of a constitution? 2019-12-18T15:53:30.203

1 What does "disposition" mean in a philosophical context? 2020-08-13T21:35:43.477

1 Why can community benefit if its individuals be free to act selfishly? 2020-08-14T01:53:29.450

1 How is Socrates's daimon related to one of Aquinas's laws/views of virtue and justice 2020-08-20T04:36:11.823

1 If a crime physically cannot be committed again, would applying "Reform instead of Punishment" be necessary? 2020-09-05T13:38:11.273

1 Do penalties keep people from committing crimes? 2020-09-16T16:35:34.217

1 "Inference to the Best Explanation if the Best is Sufficiently Good" 2020-12-22T18:07:04.447

0 Law and The Formula of Humanity 2014-06-06T13:06:28.603

0 How to dissect or parse an 'if' nested within another 'if'? 2014-12-02T07:50:28.697

0 What's the difference between true statements and real information? 2014-12-28T08:23:56.287

0 First books about philosophy of law, for a novice with no exposure? 2015-11-13T01:59:58.857

0 Which branches of philosophy matter most to law? 2016-01-16T00:26:24.210