Category Archives: Philosophy of Law

Hobbes’ Sovereign is Leviathan’s Vicar

It is interesting that while Hobbes makes the commonwealth, that anthropomorphic leviathan, out to be a ‘natural’ social organism at least in the sense that the laws of nature he enumerates (of which there are 19, and to them may … Continue reading

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Justice as Fairness vs Perfectionism

The Maximin principle advanced by John Rawls, says, contrary to two different kinds of Utilitarianism, the first of which says we should opt for the system which realizes the greatest maximum well-being, the second of which says we should opt … Continue reading

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Legal Positivist Construal of ‘Commands’ – A Very Superficial Pedantic Quibble

I’m studying philosophy of law (jurisprudence in the sense that it is about the structure and form of law) this semester, and I’ve been introduced to the idea of Legal Positivism (related to Logical Positivism only insofar as there is … Continue reading

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