Does the history of modern Europe bear out Rousseau' assertion that the rule of the many cannot follow that of the few?
Rousseau writes, in Book 3, section 10 of the Contract (The abuse of government and its propensity to degenerate): There are two general courses by which government degenerates: i.e., when it ...
My new term brings new questions, this time concerning Kant's "Perpetual Peace" (you can read most of it here). The preliminary articles can be differentiated: All of them are prohibitive rules, but ...
Lets say there are two persons - P1 and P2. Both, P1 and P2 share some common friends , let this number be 'N'. P1 is told that 'N' of his friends are interacting with P2. This generates an inherent ...
I've been following some online discussions about the current economic situation. There are a number of solutions proposed to the economic malaise across much of the developed world, but one idea ...
How much if any suspension of civil liberties can be ethically justified during a “state of war”? [closed]
We constantly see civil liberties getting sacked because the country/state/city/town is in a state of war (let it be curfews or bugging civilian mobile phones). How much is ok? At what level is it ...
I am interested in the link between philosophy and legal systems, in particular the American legal system (and English heritage) and the underlying ideas in play. At a high-level, it seems to me ...