Can anyone provide authors or references to material on Ethics, Philosophy of Law or Logic which might help me with the following topic?
My interest is in the study of hierarchies in Ethics and Law related to justifications for impositions and prohibitions. I'm looking for systematic analysis of principles for application of force by government, from a data-analytic and NLP approach. The corpus for investigation might include court case disposition and extend to the supporting legislation (text of law plus debate).
I have a few diagrams to share that demonstrate a simplistic version of the sort of visualization and analysis I'm interested in. I'm including a link to the full doc to provide some explanation for the diagrams, for those interested.
A fuller analysis I suspect will find the positions of actions relative to the categories expressed both expanded from points to blobs and judgments regarding their proper location distributed across a wide landscape in the visualization as competing principles play against the facts (i.e. characteristics of the actions).
I would also expect that the multi-dimensional nature of the topic will require something better than a Venn diagram for visualization.
Now, where I am headed is to see if my visualization ends up like this
No, Not really.
But I am curious as to whether ethics, applied in a theoretically optimal (if that can be made to make sense) fashion shares any features with fractal geometry or chaos theory. Whether features of actions in close proximity (via some as yet defined metric but can be understood as sharing significant characteristics) are nevertheless divergent (measured by case outcome and length of detention/size of civil award) at the boundary of guilty/not guilty or liable/not liable in an informed and equitable trial.
Any comments, questions, criticisms are welcome.
Link to the full slide deck. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1wO4BUZGp09UGPVoSyrHZKt3KDyJFUwg12KXZiyRW76s/edit?usp=sharing