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Question posted on April 16, 2015; no responses
How much of the laws on the books today were written by philosophers of law? It seems to me that the overwhelming majority of laws were written by people with JDs ergo people with degrees in which philosophy of law...
Law Show

Question posted on February 9, 2015; 1 response
Are libel laws immoral? Libel is so not easy to define yet depending on how it may be interpreted, all satire and caricature can be considered libel. Isn't the mark of a free society being able to say whatever one...
Ethics, Law Show

Question posted on November 13, 2014; 3 responses
If we have no free will, then is the entire legal system redundant since no one can be held accountable for anything since no one has control over their own actions?...
Freedom, Law Show

Question posted on August 7, 2014; 2 responses
Is murder illegal because its wrong? Or is murder wrong because its illegal? ...
Ethics, Law Show

Question posted on May 22, 2014; 1 response
How would a legal philosopher deal with the trolley problem compared to a moral philosopher? Would he come to a conclusion that is neither switch nor not switch? That is, either choice is equally legal?...
Ethics, Law Show

Question posted on March 16, 2014; 1 response
Just what is the difference between a lawyer and a legal philosopher? Does the legal philosopher care more for metaethics and less for social norms?...
Law Show

Question posted on February 13, 2014; 1 response
If a man woke up next to a woman and could not remember having sexual intercourse with her we might surmise that he was so so drunk that he was not in a frame of mind to consent to sexual...
Law, Sex Show

Question posted on October 10, 2013; 1 response
Is there a philosophical point of view to the use of of marijuana? How would a philosopher think about smoking marijuana?...
Law Show

Question posted on August 29, 2013; 2 responses
Suppose you have been wrongly accused of murder. You know you are innocent but you also know that the states attorney believes you are guilty. The attorney offers you 25 years if you plead guilty but If you go to...
Law Show

Question posted on May 9, 2013; 2 responses
Should the government regulate hateful Billboards? I once saw a billboard that said the pope is the anti-Christ. I shrugged it off as a matter of free speech. But then someone pointed out that someone could advertise a billboard that...
Law Show

Question posted on April 11, 2013; 1 response
Do polygamy bans violate the natural rights of bisexuals? In wake of the current Supreme Court debate in the US that gay marriage bans violate due process and equal protection guarantees, I want to ask a philosopher whether these two...
Law, Sex Show

Question posted on December 13, 2012; 1 response
It seems I am chronically unable to get my questions posted here. Being stubborn as I am, IŽll try with another one: An Oxford professor of law let a question hanging at the end of a lecture some months ago: Whether...
Law Show

Question posted on August 9, 2012; 1 response
If a person pushes a fat man into an on coming trolley and in doing so prevents five people from being killing should that person be tried for murder? Is the law clear on whether this was murder? If it...
Law Show

Question posted on March 31, 2012; 1 response
Should law enforcement be allowed to lie to suspects during interrogation?...
Law Show

Question posted on February 9, 2012; 1 response
As a student of law with a vivid interest in logic (in a broad sense), I find myself intrigued by the possibility of combining these two subjects. From what I so far have found, the implementation of the latter field...
Law, Logic Show

Question posted on October 20, 2011; 1 response
How does one draw the line between the sort of morality a legal system should enforce, and the sort of morality the legal system should leave to its own devices? It seems that there are some cases where the...
Ethics, Law Show

Question posted on September 29, 2011; 1 response
Would it be ethical for law enforcement agents to specifically target people who are on social security for violations of drug laws?...
Ethics, Law Show

Question posted on August 17, 2011; 1 response
Can ethics be a sufficient condition for becoming a lifelong "law-abiding" citizen? What ethical standards could be there to ensure life under legal boundaries? Or if one needs some very basic legal knowledge to achieve that being, what combination of...
Ethics, Law Show

Question posted on August 4, 2011; 1 response
Should a parent report their own children to the police if they are aware that the child has commited a criminal offence. Does the age of the child or the seriousness of the crime matter. Example should you report your...
Children, Law, Punishment Show

Question posted on July 29, 2011; 1 response
The law currently defines sexual harassment as "unwanted sexual attention. There is more to the definition but in my own workplace the policy specifically defines sexual harassment as "any unwanted sexual attention". However I recently went out on a date...
Feminism, Law, Sex Show

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