Government

I have a thought to share related to government and legal philosophy. First, though, there is a caveat. I’m not a political science major, and I know there are a lot of complexities that I haven’t fully learned about. There… [click to read more]

The Rich and the Poor

Posted on November 11, 2012 by Jeffrey Thayne

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Today, I read in the Doctrine and Covenants about class envy and class pride. At least, that’s how I interpret it. If any of you have another interpretation, let me know! In the passage, Christ rebukes many of the Saints for how… [click to read more]

Hayek’s Views on Law

Posted on June 2, 2009 by Jeffrey Thayne

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Jeffrey Thayne Hayek begins his analysis of law by reminding us that the rule of law implies certain restrictions on government action. This makes the rule of law something distinct from legislation in general. Hayek explains: “From the fact that… [click to read more]

Hart’s Views on Law

Posted on May 26, 2009 by Jeffrey Thayne

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Jeffrey Thayne H. L. A. Hart criticized the theory that law is simply the coercive orders of the sovereign to his subjects. He shows that this theory cannot explain the many facets of modern law, and concludes that a fresh… [click to read more]

Dworkin’s Views on Law

Posted on May 18, 2009 by Jeffrey Thayne

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Jeffrey Thayne How should judges make their decisions? Should they base it on their own beliefs, historical precedence, or purely on the plain wording of legislation? Dr. Reynolds describes Dworkin as a very enigmatic figure. According to Dr. Reynolds, Dworkin… [click to read more]

Government by the People

Posted on July 2, 2008 by Jeffrey Thayne

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Jeffrey Thayne In my post “John Locke and Primal Authority,” I quoted Joseph Fielding Smith and John Locke, who both claimed that no person on the earth has any authority to rule over other people except that which is given… [click to read more]

California Marriage Amendment

Posted on October 13, 2008 by Nathan Richardson

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This post will remain at the forefront of our site until 5 Nov. 2008. However, we will continue to post new articles in the meantime, so don’t forget to scroll down and see what’s new! On 4 Nov. 2008, California… [click to read more]

Augustine’s Views on Law

Posted on December 5, 2008 by Jeffrey Thayne

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Jeffrey Thayne Plato introduced an important tension in the history of the philosophy of law: Is law a human invention, designed by humans to meet some human need? Or is it a divine invention, discovered by humans and then applied… [click to read more]

The Debate over Legal Realism

Posted on May 11, 2009 by Jeffrey Thayne

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Jeffrey Thayne Do judges and courts simply find out what the law says about a situation, or could we say that, in all practicality, courts actually make the law, since they are ultimately where the rubber meets the road? Legal… [click to read more]

John Locke and Primal Authority

Posted on June 27, 2008 by Jeffrey Thayne

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Jeffrey Thayne In my post “Ecclesiastical and Government Authority,” I discussed the importance of priesthood authority in conducting the affairs of true religion. I drew on our familiarity with the importance of authority in ecclesiastical affairs to propose this possibility:… [click to read more]

Government by the People

Posted on July 2, 2008 by Jeffrey Thayne

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Jeffrey Thayne In my post “John Locke and Primal Authority,” I quoted Joseph Fielding Smith and John Locke, who both claimed that no person on the earth has any authority to rule over other people except that which is given… [click to read more]

John Locke and Primal Authority

Posted on June 27, 2008 by Jeffrey Thayne

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Jeffrey Thayne In my post “Ecclesiastical and Government Authority,” I discussed the importance of priesthood authority in conducting the affairs of true religion. I drew on our familiarity with the importance of authority in ecclesiastical affairs to propose this possibility:… [click to read more]

California Marriage Amendment

Posted on October 13, 2008 by Nathan Richardson

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This post will remain at the forefront of our site until 5 Nov. 2008. However, we will continue to post new articles in the meantime, so don’t forget to scroll down and see what’s new! On 4 Nov. 2008, California… [click to read more]

Democracy and Ultimate Sovereignty

Posted on July 4, 2008 by Jeffrey Thayne

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Jeffrey Thayne In my previous two posts (“John Locke and Primal Authority” and “Government by the People“), I have claimed that God is the origin of all legitimate political power. A person may be appointed by God to rule on… [click to read more]

Law and Moral Agency

Posted on May 17, 2008 by Jeffrey Thayne

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Jeffrey Thayne Does having an honor code at BYU remove the students’ agency? Dallin H. Oaks had something to say about that. I read through entries from an internet discussion group a few weeks ago and found the post of… [click to read more]

The Rich and the Poor

Posted on November 11, 2012 by Jeffrey Thayne

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Today, I read in the Doctrine and Covenants about class envy and class pride. At least, that’s how I interpret it. If any of you have another interpretation, let me know! In the passage, Christ rebukes many of the Saints for how… [click to read more]

Hayek’s Views on Law

Posted on June 2, 2009 by Jeffrey Thayne

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Jeffrey Thayne Hayek begins his analysis of law by reminding us that the rule of law implies certain restrictions on government action. This makes the rule of law something distinct from legislation in general. Hayek explains: “From the fact that… [click to read more]

Hart’s Views on Law

Posted on May 26, 2009 by Jeffrey Thayne

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Jeffrey Thayne H. L. A. Hart criticized the theory that law is simply the coercive orders of the sovereign to his subjects. He shows that this theory cannot explain the many facets of modern law, and concludes that a fresh… [click to read more]

Dworkin’s Views on Law

Posted on May 18, 2009 by Jeffrey Thayne

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Jeffrey Thayne How should judges make their decisions? Should they base it on their own beliefs, historical precedence, or purely on the plain wording of legislation? Dr. Reynolds describes Dworkin as a very enigmatic figure. According to Dr. Reynolds, Dworkin… [click to read more]

The Debate over Legal Realism

Posted on May 11, 2009 by Jeffrey Thayne

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Jeffrey Thayne Do judges and courts simply find out what the law says about a situation, or could we say that, in all practicality, courts actually make the law, since they are ultimately where the rubber meets the road? Legal… [click to read more]

Government by the People

Posted on July 2, 2008 by Jeffrey Thayne

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Jeffrey Thayne In my post “John Locke and Primal Authority,” I quoted Joseph Fielding Smith and John Locke, who both claimed that no person on the earth has any authority to rule over other people except that which is given… [click to read more]

California Marriage Amendment

Posted on October 13, 2008 by Nathan Richardson

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This post will remain at the forefront of our site until 5 Nov. 2008. However, we will continue to post new articles in the meantime, so don’t forget to scroll down and see what’s new! On 4 Nov. 2008, California… [click to read more]

Augustine’s Views on Law

Posted on December 5, 2008 by Jeffrey Thayne

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Jeffrey Thayne Plato introduced an important tension in the history of the philosophy of law: Is law a human invention, designed by humans to meet some human need? Or is it a divine invention, discovered by humans and then applied… [click to read more]

The Debate over Legal Realism

Posted on May 11, 2009 by Jeffrey Thayne

4

Jeffrey Thayne Do judges and courts simply find out what the law says about a situation, or could we say that, in all practicality, courts actually make the law, since they are ultimately where the rubber meets the road? Legal… [click to read more]

John Locke and Primal Authority

Posted on June 27, 2008 by Jeffrey Thayne

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Jeffrey Thayne In my post “Ecclesiastical and Government Authority,” I discussed the importance of priesthood authority in conducting the affairs of true religion. I drew on our familiarity with the importance of authority in ecclesiastical affairs to propose this possibility:… [click to read more]

Government by the People

Posted on July 2, 2008 by Jeffrey Thayne

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Jeffrey Thayne In my post “John Locke and Primal Authority,” I quoted Joseph Fielding Smith and John Locke, who both claimed that no person on the earth has any authority to rule over other people except that which is given… [click to read more]

John Locke and Primal Authority

Posted on June 27, 2008 by Jeffrey Thayne

21

Jeffrey Thayne In my post “Ecclesiastical and Government Authority,” I discussed the importance of priesthood authority in conducting the affairs of true religion. I drew on our familiarity with the importance of authority in ecclesiastical affairs to propose this possibility:… [click to read more]

California Marriage Amendment

Posted on October 13, 2008 by Nathan Richardson

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This post will remain at the forefront of our site until 5 Nov. 2008. However, we will continue to post new articles in the meantime, so don’t forget to scroll down and see what’s new! On 4 Nov. 2008, California… [click to read more]

Democracy and Ultimate Sovereignty

Posted on July 4, 2008 by Jeffrey Thayne

11

Jeffrey Thayne In my previous two posts (“John Locke and Primal Authority” and “Government by the People“), I have claimed that God is the origin of all legitimate political power. A person may be appointed by God to rule on… [click to read more]

Law and Moral Agency

Posted on May 17, 2008 by Jeffrey Thayne

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Jeffrey Thayne Does having an honor code at BYU remove the students’ agency? Dallin H. Oaks had something to say about that. I read through entries from an internet discussion group a few weeks ago and found the post of… [click to read more]