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Topic: Laws (dialogue)

  Laws of Nature [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Laws of Nature are to be distinguished both from Scientific Laws and from Natural Laws (as invoked in legal or ethical theories [see Natural Laws]).
Laws of Science (what he at that time called "physical laws") — with few exceptions — are inaccurate, are at best approximations of the truth, and are of limited range of application.
laws such as "the half-life of radium is 1,600 years" which is a shorthand way of saying "in any sample of radium, 50% of the radium atoms will radioactively decay within a period of 1,600 years".
www.iep.utm.edu /l/lawofnat.htm   (6297 words)

In the Laws the andreia, contrary to the traditional view, has the lowest position in the hierarchy, while justice (closely related to sophrosyne and the other virtues) is the essential virtue for the political life.
The law against impiety that is promulgated in the tenth Book is used by the Athenian to make α broad exposition about the metaphysical principles of the world and to attack the atheists and the traditional believers as well.
The ultimate understanding of the significance of the Laws is intimately related to the exact knowledge of the history of the constitution of the text and of its transmission.
www.wordtrade.com /philosophy/ancient/platolaws.htm   (3698 words)

 Cicero [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
In the Laws, for example, he explicitly says that he is setting aside his skepticism, for it is dangerous if people do not believe unhesitatingly in the sanctity of the laws and of justice.
This dialogue too, according to Cicero, is meant to set out arguments both for and against a topic, in this case the validity of divination (predicting the future through methods such as astrology, reading animal entrails, watching the flight of birds, etc.) without asserting that either side is correct.
In this dialogue, we learn that the sufferings of old age do not affect everyone equally but in fact are dependent on character; old men of good character continue to enjoy life, though in different ways than in their youth, while men of bad character have new miseries added to their previous ones.
www.utm.edu /research/iep/c/cicero.htm   (6856 words)

 20th WCP: Socrates' Last Error
The school of natural law tended to deny the status of laws to unjust laws, but since this is not of the utmost importance, further discussion about the notion of law will be omitted from this paper.
If the laws of Athens were not morally correct and if one could demonstrate their moral deficiency, then Socrates would have the moral right to reject the verdict, so that his escape would not constitute an unjust act.
The law had not been correctly applied and the evidence for the accusation was not produced.
www.bu.edu /wcp/Papers/Anci/AnciIvan.htm   (2933 words)

 Working within Nigeria's Sharia Courts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
She is also a core group member of the international network Women Living Under Muslim Laws, for which she coordinated research in eight countries in Africa and the Middle East on the ways in which different systems of laws and social practices combine to structure women’s lives in Muslim countries and communities.
The first is general law, a combination of British colonial law and acts or decrees that have been passed by federal government or states or military regimes since 1960.
Next are customary laws, a variety of different laws of different peoples that are not in their pristine forms but were changed during the colonial process, often becoming less favorable to women’s rights.
www.carnegiecouncil.org /viewMedia.php/prmID/1053   (2291 words)

 Articles - Laws (dialogue)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The entire dialogue takes place during this journey, which mimics the action of Minos, who is said by the Cretans to have made their ancient laws, who walked this path every nine years in order to receive instruction from Zeus on lawgiving.
The dialogue uses primarily the Athenian and Spartan (Lacedaemonian) law systems as background for pinpointing a choice of laws, which the speakers imagine as a more or less coherent set for the new city they are talking about.
The city of the Laws differs in its allowance of private property and private families, and in the very existence of written laws, from the city of the Republic, with its communistic property-system, possession of women in common, and absence of written law.
www.acousticalworld.com /articles/The_Laws   (654 words)

 Government, professional unions hold first meeting of 'national dialogue' today
The government dialogue committee, headed by Prime Minister Fayez Tarawneh, has been working for the past two weeks on the agenda and time-frame for the dialogue, but union leaders and the country's strongest political party, the Islamic Action Front, yesterday questioned the government's strategy and expressed scepticism that the meeting would achieve any results.
Official statements that amendments to the press and elections laws would not be on the agenda of the projected dialogue cast a shadow over the eve of the meeting between the government and the country's 13 syndicates, traditionally a hotbed for the opposition.
The elections law and an allegedly low ceiling of public freedoms were among the reasons cited by the professional unions and the Islamist-led opposition for their boycott of last November's general elections.
www.jordanembassyus.org /101898001.htm   (609 words)

 BioMed Central | Full text | Human cloning laws, human dignity and the poverty of the policy making dialogue
In fact, as I have noted elsewhere, cloning laws that are not accompanied by thoughtful policy analysis may have the unintended effect of legitimizes perceptions of genetic determinism.
It is far easier, at least politically, to say that a given law is based on concern for human dignity than on, for example, a Christian view of the moral status of the embryo – though there seems little doubt that religious perspectives have played an important role in the policy process.
Though I am tremendously skeptical of the worth of intuitive reactions as a justification for a given law, particularly criminal prohibitions [57] if general cultural anxiety is one of the rationales for a proposed ban, then this should be explicitly stated.
www.biomedcentral.com /1472-6939/4/3   (4506 words)

 The Home School Court Report Vol. XVI, No. 5 -- Compulsory Attendance: Who decides for our CHILDREN?
Early compulsory attendance laws generally did not require attendance until a child turned 8, and in Ohio and South Dakota, attendance was not required until age 10.
Prompted perhaps by wide media exposure of the social and academic failure of public schools, the dialogue concerning the desirability of compulsory attendance laws was reopened in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
The home school community brings a broader, historical perspective into the dialogue by demonstrating that education centering around the family unit can be as successful today as it was around the time of the drafting of the Declaration of Independence, when literacy rates were around 97 percent.
www.hslda.org /courtreport/V16N5/V16N501.asp   (1743 words)

 MID's By-Laws   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
MID is a 501(c) (3) qualifying organization incorporated under the laws of the State of Minnesota as a nonprofit, tax-exempt institution operating exclusively for charitable, educational and religious purposes.
MID exists to foster dialogue on the level of spiritual practice and experience between North American Monastics and contemplative practitioners from other religious traditions.
A contact person represents his or her monastery in dialogue, promotes the publications and actions of MID, initiates hospitality and dialogue for the monastery, studies issues of dialogue, contributes reports and input to the Board of Directors, participates in the Contact Person's workshop, and helps seek financial contributions to MID.
www.monasticdialog.com /bylaws.htm   (1190 words)

 SEC Testimony: Global Markets, National Regulation, and Cooperation (Ethiopis Tafara), May 13, 2004
The US-EU Dialogue helped inform the view at the SEC that in the dual board system, the mandatory labor representatives on the supervisory board are rank and file employees and are quite effectively independent of the company's management.
When this happens, as it recently has, the Dialogue allows both sides to consider any future regulatory actions, and gives both sides advance warning to make any regulatory adjustments that are appropriate in light of actions about to be taken by the other side.
Through the Dialogue, we have discovered that the SEC and the European Commission are examining many of the same regulatory issues, in many cases highlighted by very similar financial scandals in both our markets.
www.sec.gov /news/testimony/ts051304et.htm   (5570 words)

 Dialogue -- Unknown News
These laws prohibit war except in the narrowest of circumstances; they severely restrict who can be killed, the types of weapons that can be used and the appropriate targets.
The laws of war are laws that must be obeyed by the United States, its officials and its military, and by the UN.
The laws are contained in treaties that the U.S. has signed, for example the Geneva Convention of 1949 on Prisoners of War.
www.unknownnews.net /031230d-llo.html   (718 words)

No doubt there were divergencies of opinion between the master, who took his stand on sublime, idealistic principles, and the scholar, who, even at that time, showed a preference for the investigation of the facts and laws of the physical world.
In the larger sense of the word, he makes philosophy coextensive with science, or reasoning: "All science (dianoia) is either practical, poetical or theoretical." By practical science he understands ethics and politics; by poetical, he means the study of poetry and the other fine arts; while by theoretical philosophy he means physics, mathematics, and metaphysics.
To the former class belonged the "Dialogues", of which the best known were the "Eudemus", three books on "Philosophy", four books "On Justice", also the treatises (not in dialogue form) "On the Good", and "On Ideas", all of which are unfortunately lost.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/01713a.htm   (5723 words)

 DIALOGUE, from Unknown News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
In any case, laws can't prevent someone who lives in one town, county, or state from going to another region where something is legal, and doing it there....
If that is part of the law, I would gladly have that removed, so if that is the case, then that is a good point, but I'm not aware that this is the case anyway.
If the only sort of law in existence should jail people, if the only sort of things we should legislate are things so serious we feel a need to totally deprive people of their freedom to associate in society, then that is skewed ridiculously.
www.unknownnews.net /d0509.html   (14879 words)

 Kentucky Kernel - Dialogue: Smokin' the states' rights
Instead the Justice Department is challenging voter-approved laws in several states that legalize use of marijuana for medical reasons.
We believe the states, not the federal government, are in the best position to determine what is best for their own constituents when it comes to the use of marijuana.
Much like obscenity laws, the courts and the federal government should defer to local community standards to be the litmus test for what is and what is not appropriate use of marijuana.
www.kernel.uky.edu /1999/text/1129/06a_edit_ioo.shtml   (432 words)

 Dialogue Canada - Minutes
Dialogue Canada was incorporated on July 31, 1992 under the Canada Corporations Act.
The by-laws were drawn up at that time and have had only one or two minor revisions since then.
Therefore, this summer the board appointed a committee to work on drawing up new by-laws that would be more in line with the environment in which the present organisation finds itself.
www.uni.ca /dialoguecanada/minutes_2003.html   (1812 words)

 Dialogue Between A Philosopher And A Student Of The Common Laws Of England; Author: Hobbes, Thomas; Editor: Cropsey, ...
Dialogue Between A Philosopher And A Student Of The Common Laws Of England; Author: Hobbes, Thomas; Editor: Cropsey, Joseph; Paperback
In the Dialogue, Hobbes sets forth his mature reflections of the relation between reason and law.
This new edition of the Dialogue is a significant contribution to our underAn essay by the philosopher Thomas Hobbes, first published posthumously in 1681, in which Hobbes sets forth his mature reflections of the relations between reason and law, and proposes a separation in the functions of government.
www.netstoreusa.com /cubooks/022/0226345416.shtml   (343 words)

 Laws of Attraction movie Review at The Z Review UK movie review
He follows all of the “laws” of the genre, including flooding the screen with pretty colors, lovable romantic moments, precise music, and simple shot selections.
Laws of Attraction is not unwatchable, it is just something that has been seen over and over again.
Laws of Attraction is a sugary sweet romance aimed at the over 35s that is never does more than raise a smile and be overly pleasant.
www.thezreview.co.uk /reviews/l/lawsofattraction.htm   (2601 words)

 Dialogue Ireland - World religions
After initiation students are introduced to the notion of Measure: the Absolute permeates the Universe in a series of natural laws and by observing thse laws members are serving the Absolute.
Plato is also an important influence on the SES in the sense that he emphasised tradition and saw proof of the existence of God in the fundamental laws of mathematics.
Those who are initiated begin to live according to the natural laws of Measure, rising early, regularly meditating, doing hard manual work for a portion of the day and eating a strict vegetarian diet.
www.esatclear.ie /~dialogueireland/ses1.htm   (1667 words)

 CFP 2004 / Computer Freedom & Privacy Conference
Susan W. Brenner is NCR Distinguished Professor of Law and Technology at the University of Dayton School of Law, where she teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, a Cybercrimes survey course and a Cybercrimes Seminar.
He teaches courses in Copyright, Patent, and Biotechnology Law, and is the author of numerous papers on the legal and societal impact of new technologies, including articles on scientific misconduct, on the regulation of biotechnology, and on the intellectual property implications of global computer networks.
Gilbert is an Adjunct Professor of law at the University of Illinois, Chicago Campus, and a Co-Chair of the PLI Privacy Law Institute.
www.cfp2004.org /program/speakers.html   (17893 words)

 IdahoPTV Dialogue For Kids Birds of Prey - Threats   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Public sentiment, as well as law, does not favor the unrestricted use of wildlife for commercial purposes.
This law protects both bald eagles and golden eagles, their nests, and nest trees.
Depending on the species of bird you would like to possess, at least one and possibly three, federal permits may be required.
www.idahoptv.org /dialogue4kids/birdsofprey/threats.html   (1291 words)

 Geometry.Net - Authors Books: Plato
The arguments are presented as dialogues and thus embody a literary aspect different from many, although certainly not all, subsequent philosophical writings.
Escape from jail and breaks the laws is certainly an act that would put the Laws of Athens on the blink of destruction.
Penner's "Socrates and the Early Dialogues" argued whether it was possible to separate the historical Socrates from Plato's character of Socrates.
www.988.com /authors_bk/plato.html   (11267 words)

 Intruding worlds
This is why a dialogue, such as the one I am about to enter, between surrealism, which I will represent here through the works of painters Giorgio de Chirico and Salvador Dali, and new physics is so important.
As the object of the surrealists, this expansion as law was not restricted to a specific medium but embraced by a collective of painters and writers.
The laws of new physics have proven that any sort of comprehensive meaning is impossible, for matter is never stable enough to measure.
tarlton.law.utexas.edu /lpop/etext/okla/iudicello24.htm   (4512 words)

 Indymedia UK - Producing Meaning and Wisdom in Dialogue   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
CC was provided with an inside look at the dialogue game devised by Dr. Alexander N. Christakis, Ph.D., CEO of CWA Ltd, management consultants involving interactive group dialogue pertaining to complex issues, with World Headquarters at Paoli, Pennsylvania.
The context may be either that of a dialogue between members of an elite group whose overall influence on the course of human civilization during the next twenty years, may be greater than nothing but less than significant, or
The participants were extremely happy because they were emancipated through dialogue for the first time in their lives.
www.indymedia.org.uk /en/2001/08/9903.html   (619 words)

 Plebius Press : Plato contra atheos: Plato against the atheists; or, The tenth book of the dialogue on laws, ...
Plebius Press : Plato contra atheos: Plato against the atheists; or, The tenth book of the dialogue on laws, accompanied with critical notes, and followed by extended...
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 Norman Swartz replies to Michael Ruse
In Chapters 10 and 11, I was privileged to act as amanuensis to a visiting Martian and to transcribe his lectures which, the truth be told, embodied views remarkably similar to my own.
The usual – traditional – prevailing world-view is that of a world "governed" by "pre-existing" physical (or natural) laws.
By way of an update, I might mention that in the time since CPL appeared, some persons have told me that they do not believe that there are any physical laws at all, that physical laws are a myth.
www.sfu.ca /philosophy/physical-law/reply_to_ruse.htm   (1343 words)

 Kentucky Kernel - Dialogue: Need for tough laws not just in hate crimes
Tougher laws and harsher penalties are needed for all types of crimes, not just crimes based on backward ideas.
Punishing a person for a crime based on their beliefs is an incredibly blatant violation of the First Amendment.
A victim does not deserve special attention under the law because he or she is fl or homosexual.
www.kernel.uky.edu /1999/text/1025/06b_edit_let.shtml   (266 words)

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