Natural Law Essays


How Democracy Leads to Tyranny

Political Philosophy II: Theories of Freedom To answer the questions of why De Tocqueville and Mill think that democracy is a threat to the liberty of the individual and whether they are right, this paper will show that both De Tocqueville and Mill viewed democracy as a mechanism that could easily become tyrannical and thus overwhelm one's individual liberty. Considering that democracy in its various forms (direct, representative, constitutional) is capable of being corrupted (voters and/or representatives may be bribed, coerced, misinformed, misled, subjugated, harassed, mobbed, and so on), it is not difficult to see that both Tocqueville and Mill… Continue Reading...

How Important Is the Idea Of Equality to Each Theorist

the bounds of the law of nature (pg. 243-244).” In a natural state, conduct is regulated by natural law, and individuals are entitled to violate a transgressor’s rights by executing the law against him/her. He writes, “everyone has a right to punish the transgressors of that law to such a degree, as may hinder its violation (pg. 244).” Man usurps whatever he wishes from the earth, though he stockpiles amounts only sufficient to meet his requirements. In the end, extra produce is bartered with others or sold for cash. Cash does away with limitations on how much property may… Continue Reading...

Ethics and Morality

different sorts of ethical standards; for instance, one might have a sense of a natural law, or one might hold an ethical standard that is based on a philosophy, or one might adopt an ethical position based on one’s religious beliefs. Morality, for me, is more focused on actions: one’s actions may appear moral or immoral, but even here, they might appear moral to some but immoral to others because of the different approaches that people take to ethics and what constitutes rightness and wrongness. For me, ethics is such a big question mark because in today’s day and… Continue Reading...

Secular Humanism

Apologetics Application Paper: Secular Humanism Thou shalt have no other gods before me. – The First Commandment Thou shalt have no gods. – Secular Humanists I. Introduction Although the epigraphs above do not reflect the entire arguments in support of their respective oppositional positions, they do capture the essence of the specific argument between Christians and secular humanists concerning the centrality of religious beliefs for the human condition. Indeed, since time immemorial, humankind has sought spiritual solace, guidance and redemption but it has only been relatively recently that this fundamental worldview has been challenged by human secularism which holds that… Continue Reading...

Global Ecological Civilization Essay

Introduction The global ecological crisis is the largest challenge which humanity has ever had to face (Gare, 2017). Besides, abusing the natural resources, our present method of consumption and production of goods, all modeled on economic production and not based on bio-capability, is jeopardizing the living conditions of humans, yet simultaneously changing the social foundations of human beings. International threats and dangers evolved when the social fabric of the ecological and social system exceeds and supersedes its environmental counterpart. Global environmental or ecological threats and dangers are not just social-psycho constructs created for promoting a new method of social regulation on the people.… Continue Reading...

Women S Health and the Issue Of Abortion

the pro-abortion side argues is a completely subjective opinion as there is no such thing as universal morality or natural law). So there is a difference of opinion on this issue because of the two approaches to it and the two different perspectives. Those who oppose it view it from a moral perspective and typically that perspective is informed by a sense of universal morality, natural law, religious belief, or ethical principle in which all life is regarded as worth saving and supporting (similar to the ethical principle found in the Hippocratic Oath). Those who support it view it… Continue Reading...

Niger Sudan and the Issue Of Slavery

not like to think that what they are doing is a violation of the natural law—especially when they stand to profit personally from it. But when a country allows slavery to exist, it undermines its own national character, its own spiritual health, its own justification for existing in the first place. Every person who is enslaved is a call to the rest of humanity—a reminder that the dark side of human nature still exists, and that people who are in a position of power have a responsibility to address this dark side and to restrain it. From the Sudan,… Continue Reading...

Things Fall Apart Achebe Character Analysis

Chinua Achebe presents an archetypal patriarchal warrior with the character of Okonkwo in the novel Things Fall Apart. Okonkwo is described as being “well known,” his fame being based on quintessential masculine feats like winning wrestling tournaments and having many wives. A round character, rather than a dynamic one, Okonkwo also epitomizes the classical tragic hero whose hubris and stubbornness prevent him from changing or recognizing what he could do to better lead his people. Achebe uses traditional storytelling methods and a straightforward narrative style to elucidate the main elements of his protagonist. The reader therefore gleans information about Okonkwo… Continue Reading...

Philosophical Inquiries and the Nature Of Science

The nature of science A number of scientists have the feeling that philosophical inquiries are well outdated. They purportedly can handle matters in a better way than their social constructivists counterparts. Philosophers and physicists are very different from each other, especially taking into account what some renown physicist recently commented on philosophy. Stephen Hawking for instance is on a campaign to tarnish philosophers. He might not be so convincing in whatever points he puts across, but he is winning the heart of the public by his jokes on philosophers. Jokes have for a long time been known to really move… Continue Reading...

What Is the Economy

Important Insights Gained during Principles of Microeconomics The principles of microeconomics deal with how houses, organizations and governments spend their money—and how their decisions and transactions impact the overall market economy. One of the principal assumptions of microeconomics is that people are rational and make rational decisions by weighing the pros and cons, costs and benefits of their financial decisions. This is straight out of rational choice theory (Frank, 2008), which states that people make decisions in their economic lives by comparing the costs with the perceived benefits. This is why consumers and organizations tend to respond favorably to economic… Continue Reading...