Civil Rights and Liberties
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Civil Rights and Liberties

[music plays]>>Dr. Wert: There are few TV shows in America as iconic as Law & Order. We know the arch. In the first half of the show, the police get their man, the district attorney charges him, and then celebrates with a scotch. But then a knock at the door, and over the next half […]

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Law and Justice – Economic Justice in Early Greece – 4.4 Aristotle and Constitutional Analysis
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Law and Justice – Economic Justice in Early Greece – 4.4 Aristotle and Constitutional Analysis

>>>>The great Greek political philosopher Aristotle, whose “Politics” and “Ethics” two of his most important works we’ve been discussing, was in some sense the founder of constitutional analysis. He analyzes the nature of political societies and provides a scientific basis for the consideration of constitutions. The Greek world is politeia. It means way of life […]

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Law and Justice – Roman Constitution – 11.3 Land Reform
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Law and Justice – Roman Constitution – 11.3 Land Reform

>>>>The expansion of the Roman Republic in the 2nd century BC brought in its train enormous social transformations that would have unintended political consequences. We’ve seen how the Bacchanalian conspiracy, the anxiety about this kind of religious movement, underground religious movement, is part of this gradual change in Roman society. The consuls, in a sense […]

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Law and Justice – 8.4 Debate: Are There Rights in Aristotle’s Political Constitution?
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Law and Justice – 8.4 Debate: Are There Rights in Aristotle’s Political Constitution?

>>>>Are there rights in Aristotle’s political philosophy? It’s been a lively question and its a profound question, a difficult question, and there’s no obvious answer. But let me pose this question to you: Are their rights in Aristotle’s political constitution? Remember that rights can have four different incidents, four different ways of impacting the world. […]

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