The contemporary democratic humanitarian is a staunch proponent of “international law” and “international justice” as a way for the Western world to do penance for its missionary, colonial, and imperial past. However, argues the French philosopher Chantal Delsol, this purportedly humanitarian project is deeply flawed in its premises, means, and ends. InUnjust Justice, Delsol shows that as the favorite weapons in today's “progressive” arsenal, the ideals and institutions of international law reflect the very moralistic dogmatism and inquisitorial spirit that the Enlightenment originally sought to replace. Older liberals, such as Montesquieu and Kant, were aware of the tyrannical potential of Enlightenment thought. Montesquieu therefore mounted a sturdy defense of human cultural and political diversity, and Kant distinguished sharply between the moral and the legal order. Contemporary progressives, on the other hand, betray a naïve and moralistic glibness. Delsol deflates their pretensions, unmasks their hypocrisies, and exposes the logic of their tyrannical methods. In so doing, she defends those real human and political values that are threatened by the contemporary zeal for international law.
In his late teens, Henry Carmel was stricken with schizophrenia-a life-altering mental illness characterized by tormenting voices, impaired judgment, and acute paranoia. In 1996, Henry was attacked by a huge dog. Fearing for his life, he panicked and killed the animal. Despite test results and reports supplied by an unbiased veterinary pathologist, the corrupt county veterinarian contradicted the pathologist and aggravated the incident with a false theory. At the hands of a power-hungry deputy district attorney (DDA), Henry was prosecuted. The jury remained unaware of his illness, so he was sentenced to prison rather than the hospitalization he needed. Expecting acquittal, the defense agreed to the nondisclosure of the illness. As desired by the DDA, Henry was sentenced to serve an exaggerated prison term. When his sentence was complete, his illness was disclosed. He was certified as a mentally disordered offender (MDO) and kept hospitalized year after year. In the years after his trial, Henry's condition improved; however, at annual hearings the DDA and judges ignored Henry's successes and extended his confinement each year. This was abusive and unjust. No socially accepted rules of ethics were followed. "The Unjust Justice" is the story of a young man who, because of the social stigma that prevails over individuals plagued with schizophrenia, lost his freedom within an abusive system of injustice.
This book presents a theory of justice whereby people living in radically unjust societies may transform such societies in the direction of justice. The identification of injustice is addressed since a radically unjust society may well conceal its injustice from its victims. The book considers a range of moral and pragmatic requirements of political action in the transformation of society. A special feature of this work of theory is that it is illustrated by troubling examples drawn from the history of South Africa. The case made here is that justice is not just for just societies. It is for all of us everywhere.
Exhibiting, I. the Names and Crimes of Four and Forty Judges Hang'd ... II. the Case of the Lord Chief Justice Tresilian ... III. the Crimes of Empson and Dudley ... IV. the Proceedings of the Ship-money-judges ... V. Diverse Other Presidents Both Antient and Modern : to which is Added VI. the Judges Oath and Some Observations Thereupon
Have we heard the cry for justice that rises from humanity suffering from varieties of injustice: economic, sexual, political, cultural, verbal? Or, what is more, have Christians on occasion, knowingly or unknowingly, acquiesced in – or even contributed to – injustice? By means of powerful and dramatic use of biblical images and models, Dr. Lebacqz sets before us the justice of God and God's call for us to heed the cry of the suffering and to work for justice in an unjust world.
The seventeenth century English philosopher Thomas Hobbes is best known for his political philosophy, as revealed in his magnum opus ‘Leviathan’ (1651). Hobbes regarded government primarily as a device for ensuring collective security. He argued that political authority is justified by a hypothetical social contract among the many, giving a sovereign person the responsibility for the safety and well-being of all. Hobbes also contributed to a diverse array of other fields, including history, jurisprudence, geometry, the physics of gases, theology, ethics and general philosophy. However, his enduring contribution was as a political philosopher, who justified wide-ranging government powers on the basis of the self-interested consent of citizens. This comprehensive eBook presents Hobbes’ collected (almost complete) works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Hobbes’ life and works * Concise introductions to the major works * Features rare treatises appearing for the first time in digital publishing * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Two texts of ‘Leviathan’: the first edition text and Molesworth’s seminal 1839 edition * Includes Hobbes’ rare poetry– available in no other collection * Features the translations, including the celebrated complete translation of Thucydides * Hobbes’ scarce autobiographical work * Features two biographies – discover Hobbes’ intriguing life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Books Elements of Law, Natural and Politic Of Liberty and Necessity Answer to Sir William Davenant’s Preface before Gondibert De Cive Leviathan De Corpore Six Lessons to the Professor of Mathematics Seven Philosophical Problems A Dialogue between a Philosopher and a Student of the Common Laws of England An Answer to a Book Published by Dr. Bramhall, Late Bishop of Derry Three Papers Presented to the Royal Society Against Dr. Wallis Ten Dialogues of Natural Philosophy An Historical Narration concerning Hersey and the Punishment Thereof Behemoth The Translations Eight Books of the Peloponnesian War The Whole Art of Rhetoric Translation of Homer’s ‘Iliad’ Translation of Homer’s ‘Odyssey’ The Poetry De Mirabilis Pecci, Being the Wonders of the Peak in Darby-shire The Life of Mr. Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury Historia Ecclesiastica Carmine Elegiaco Concinnata The Autobiography Considerations upon the Reputation, Loyalty, Manners and Religion of Thomas Hobbes of Malmsbury The Biographies Thomas Hobbes by George Croom Robertson Thomas Hobbes by Leslie Stephen Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks