Do All Laws Serve Justice?

To what extent does the law ensure justice is served? Immanuel Kant once posited, “in law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others”. Laws today, including any legislative policy with intention to deter wrongdoings or encourage moral actions with the ultimate punishment of jail term or fines for not abiding by [...]

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Is breaking the law ever acceptable?

         According to Ayn Rand, a Russian American Philosopher in the twentieth century, “One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.” Indeed, the government passes an inordinate number of laws such that it is grinding to avoid committing crimes at all. Some may argue [...]

Is Murder Really Immoral All The Time?

Consider the view that killing in any form can never be justified. According to Aemilius Papinianus, “It is easier to commit murder than to justify it.” Unsurprisingly, modern-day humans are still committing homicides that may be irrational or unforgivable, due to negative emotions or psychological defects. In cases as such, murderers must always be culpable [...]

Forget or Not to Forget Crimes?

 Should crimes that were committed many years ago simply be forgotten?          According to Jane Addams, a famous public philosopher in the early 20th century, “True peace is not the absence of war, but the presence of justice.” To many, the presence of peace would be a sign of the existence of [...]