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Category Archives: Law and Philosophy

Sexual Risk Orders

In North Yorkshire, a man in his 40s must give the police 24 hours’ notice before he engages in sexual activity [1]. This pre-emptive discloure must include her name, address … Continue reading

March 7, 2016

Ad Hominem

The acceptance of debating argot into the popular language has led to misuse. Over at Libertarian Republic, a website for American libertarians, there is a post entitled ‘7 clues that … Continue reading

January 20, 2016 · 2 Comments

On Anecdotal Evidence

In The Problem of Induction, philosopher Karl Popper wrote: In the empirical sciences, which alone can furnish us with information about the world we live in, proofs do not occur, … Continue reading

March 8, 2015

Between Liberty and Equality

‘Liberté, égalité, fraternité’: these words stem from the French Revolution, and became the slogan of contemporary France. In modern liberal democracies, the grinding conflict between liberty and equality underlies many … Continue reading

December 15, 2014

Legal Entitlement and Justice Theories

Amia Srinivasan poses several questions for “free-market moralists”. Srinivasan’s article in the New York Times says that Robert Nozick’s arguments presented in Anarchy, State and Utopia are unfairly masqueraded as … Continue reading

November 8, 2013

A Voice for Men and Public Justice

During last week’s edition of BBC Question Time, the official Twitter account quoted the group A Voice for Men, causing some controversy. “Any woman falsely accusing man of rape should … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · 14 Comments

What I Believe

For philosophic success, a person must examine the fundamental assumptions that underlie their beliefs. There is no universal morality – my morality centres upon consent and contract. This is concordant … Continue reading

May 25, 2013 · 4 Comments