Not all laws are legitimate. We can see that many laws in the past have not been legitimate, such as those allowing slavery or the killing of infants. But how can we discern whether our current or considered laws are … Read the rest
In this episode, we ask the question “When is law legitimate?” and describe the following twelve criteria for discerning the legitimacy of any particular law:
1. A … Read the rest
What is the purpose of law? What are its functions? In this document, we explore the purpose and two principle functions of law: order and justice.
Law & Order
Nature is endowed with her own order and matter must obey … Read the rest
In this episode, we take a look at the two principle functions of law: order and justice. We review some of Cicero’s wisdom, including his advice about … Read the rest