The names lex, and jus, that is to say, law and right, are often confounded; and yet scarce are there any two words of more contrary signification. For right is that liberty which law leaveth us; and laws those restraints by which we agree mutually to abridge one another’s liberty. Law and right therefore are no less different than restraint and liberty, which are contrary; and whatsoever a man doth that liveth in a commonwealth, jure, he doth it jure civili, jure naturae, and jure divino.
Meaning of Positivism-Analytical positivism of Bentham and Austin-Kelsen’s Pure Theory of Law-Hart’s Concept of Law-Dworkin’s criticism-Hart-Fuller controversy-Hart-Devlin’s debate-Modern trends in Analytical and Normative Jurisprudence-Rawls and Distributive Justice-Nozick and the Minimal State.
American democracy is based upon the belief that man, as a child of God, is capable of self-perfection; that he is therefore endowed with certain sacred rights; and that government is instituted of man to protect these rights and to free him that he may attain the destiny that is his. It is man’s quest for liberation—physical, mental and spiritual— not only from the bondage of oppression, but from the human weaknesses of hatred, greed and fear. It is his quest for self-fulfillment, born of the conviction that every individual has some contribution to make to the enrichment of life, and that the progress of human civilization and culture lies in the release of the creative of men.
The Crowd is Untruth Soren Kierkegaard On the Dedication to “That Single Individual” [Note 1] Translated by Charles K. Bellinger My dear, accept this dedication; it is given over, as it were, blindfolded, […]
An imaginary conversation on oratory, pleading, advocacy and counselling by Roman Historian Tacitus Date: 43 BCE I You often ask me, Justus Fabius, how it is that while the genius and the […]
AMERICAN JURISPRUDENCE THROUGH ENGLISH EYES: THE NIGHTMARE AND THE NOBLE DREAM Date: 09/01/1977 H. L.A. Hart Brasenose College, Oxford University It is with some sense of audacity that I venture to address […]
THE THEORY OF JUDICIAL DECISION. A THEORY OF JUDICIAL DECISION FOR TO-DAY’ SEPTEMBER 1924 In a developed legal system when a judge decides a cause he seeks, first, to attain justice in […]
On Freedom “I Am Prepared to Die” Nelson Mandela’s Statement from the Dock at the Opening of the Defence Case in the Rivonia Trial Pretoria Supreme Court, 20 April 1964 I […]
The Marxist doctrine is omnipotent because it is true. It is comprehensive and harmonious, and provides men with an integral world outlook irreconcilable with any form of superstition, reaction, or defence of bourgeois oppression. It is the legitimate successor to the best that man produced in the nineteenth century, as represented by German philosophy, English political economy and French socialism.
General Divisions of Learning into History, Poetry, and Philosophy, in relation to the Three Faculties of the Mind—Memory, Imagination, and Reason. The same Distribution applies to Theology
NOSTRA AETATE-Thus in Hinduism, men contemplate the divine mystery and express it through an inexhaustible abundance of myths and through searching philosophical inquiry. They seek freedom from the anguish of our human condition either through ascetical practices or profound meditation or a flight to God with love and trust.