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Jurisprudence: key authors in legal theory and political theory (a nutshell)

What do we study when we study law? According to...Jeremy Bentham  (1748 – 1832)Utilitarianism. Principle of utility or principle of the greatest happiness.Law as a social fact.John Austin (1790 – 1859)Law: commands laid down by a sovereign.
by Jorge's Blog on Aug 12, 2016

Mythisotry

Positivism takes no captives. I’m not talking about the philosophical system—not necessarily—but about the phenomenon of assuming absolutes are available for human consumption. Some physicists, for example, assume that because our five senses c...

Juris North [Jurisprudence Discussion Group] Call for Presenters 2016-17 [Term One]

Call for Presenters 2016-17 [Term One]If your current research is on a topic that can be broadly characterised as jurisprudence—i.e. legal and political philosophy, and you would be interested in presenting it to a friendly group, which includes ac...
by Jorge's Blog on Apr 15, 2016

First UK-Russian Symposium on Jurisprudence and Sovereignty [Manchester, UK 16th & 17th March 2016]

Eventbrite free ticket bookingFirst UK-Russian Symposium on Jurisprudence and SovereigntyManchester, UK 16th & 17th March 2016ProgrammeWednesday 16th March 2016, 12:00pm-7:00pmVENUE: MMU, BS3.02, BS3.17, BS3.18 (“BS” stands for Business Schoo...
by Jorge's Blog on Mar 4, 2016

Value Judgments and different levels of analysis: Meta-ethics

We have previously seen what value judgments are and introduced different levels fir their analysis. For an introduction see:Value Judgments and different levels of analysisThe first level we will refer to is meta-ethics and whether there are rationa...
by Jorge's Blog on Feb 26, 2016

Value Judgments and different levels of analysis

What are "value judgments"? According to the Oxford Dictionary “value judgment” means:“An assessmentof something as good or bad in terms of one’s standards or priorities.”In very simplistic and schematic terms we may have:“X is good” or...
by Jorge's Blog on Feb 19, 2016

Juris North CALL For PRESENTERS [Jurisprudence Discussion Group]

Call for Presenters 2015-16 [Semester Two]If your current research is on a topic that can be broadly characterised as jurisprudence—i.e. legal and political philosophy, and you would be interested in presenting it to a friendly group, which include...
by Jorge's Blog on Nov 20, 2015

Ang Pagbangon (A Poem of Moving On)

Sabi ko noon, ayoko na. Sabi ko noon, hindi ko na kaya. Sabi ko noon, wala nang saysay ang buhay. Sabi ko noon, mabuti pa ang mamatay na lamang. Sinabi … Continue reading →...
by Doctor Eamer's Blog on Nov 13, 2015

Plato, the Ancient Greeks and the idea of Sovereignty [THIRD PART]

The Ancient Greeks did not have a dedicated theory about the idea of sovereignty but they developed the conceptualisation of State and its implications so we in fact are able to at least have hints about their thoughts in regards also to sovereignty.
by Jorge's Blog on Nov 6, 2015

Конфликты суверенитета как проблема распределяющей справедливости

Конфликты суверенитета как проблема распределяющей справедливости:уравнительно разделенный суверенитет и новый режим управления в Кр...
by Jorge's Blog on Sep 11, 2015

UK IVR Annual Lecture December 2015

MLS will be hosting the first UK IVR Annual Lecture on Saturday 5th December with Dr Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco (Birmingham) being the key speaker.Link to the registration pageUK IVR Annual Lecture Registration ABSTRACT I will show that...
by Jorge's Blog on Sep 4, 2015

JURIS NORTH 2015.16 Semester One DISCUSSIONS

Juris North, a legal and political philosophy discussion group, in collaboration with the Universities of Birmingham, Durham, Hull, Liverpool, Manchester, and Manchester Metropolitan. As part of our activities, we will have some discus...
by Jorge's Blog on Sep 4, 2015

How do Germany and Greece "share sovereignty"?

The European Union as a whole and Greece in particular are experiencing another crisis in, what it seems, a never-ending downfall. Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to be present and deliver a presentation at the 2015 ATINER Law Summit in Athe...
by Jorge's Blog on Jul 17, 2015

2015 ATINER Law Summit in Greece

Session IProf. Ronald Griffin from Florida A&M University, USA on “Domestic Surveillance” and whether social media should be controlled by central authorities. Prof. Grifiin stated some simple yet interesting facts: who does actually own what...
by Jorge's Blog on Jul 13, 2015

UK IVR Annual Lecture 2015

UK IVR Members/all,  We’re very pleased to announce a new UK IVR initiative: the UK IVR Annual Lecture.The first one will be hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University, and will be delivered by Dr. Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco. Thank you to...
by Jorge's Blog on Jun 12, 2015

The Force of Law: Law and Coercion [Presentation 1of2, Argentina June 2015]

The Force of Law: Law and Coercion, Validity and Effectiveness, and Synergy[1] Dr JORGE EMILIO NUNEZ Abstract This paper considers the two claims Schauer introduces in The Force of Law. Firstly, the paper seeks to establish that coercion is...
by Jorge's Blog on Jun 12, 2015

La Fuerza del Derecho: Derecho y Coerción [Charla 1de2, Argentina Junio 2015]

La Fuerza del Derecho: Derecho y Coerción, Validez y Eficacia, y Sinergia[1]  Dr JORGE EMILIO NUNEZ  Resumen Este artículo considera las dos principales tesis que Schauer introduce en La Fuerza de Derecho. En primer lugar, busca estable...
by Jorge's Blog on Jun 12, 2015

Egalitarian Shared Sovereignty and the Falklands [Presentation 2of2 June 2015 Argentina]

Sovereignty conflicts as a distributive justice issue: a new mode of governance and the Falklands  Dr JORGE EMILIO NUNEZ  Abstrasct Most—if not all—conflicts in international relations have—to an extent—something to do with soverei...
by Jorge's Blog on Jun 12, 2015

Soberanía Compartida Egalitaria y las Malvinas [Charla 2de2 (Junio de 2015 Argentina)]

Soberanía compartida en el contexto de dos Estados: un problema de justicia distributiva Dr JORGE EMILIO NUNEZ Resumen La mayoría-si no todos-los conflictos en relaciones internacionales tienen algo que ver con soberanía. En el aspecto t...
by Jorge's Blog on Jun 12, 2015

Juris North: Legal and Political Philosophy Discussion Group [CALL FOR PRESENTERS]

  Juris North, a legal and political philosophy discussion group, in collaboration with the Universities of Birmingham, Durham, Hull, Liverpool, Manchester, and Manchester Metropolitan. Call for Presenters 2015-16If your current resear...
by Jorge's Blog on Apr 24, 2015


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