Law is not only the set of rules written on papers and enacted by governments. In every era, humanity created different pieces of unwritten laws; and sometimes, these unwritten laws are affecting our lives more than the written ones. Understanding how laws, in a broad sense, govern our lives is crucial to understand the dynamics of modern society. Ad Pedem Litterae aims to explain the connection between the law and society.
SpaceX is targeting to send people to the planet Mars in 2024, and with the ever-advancing technology this target does not look impossible to us anymore. Furthermore, we have reached to such a point that even if we hear that people will be going to Mars tomorrow, we would not feel very surprised. Maybe we […]
Auguste Comte is considered to be the founder of sociology and had big impacts on the development of the law and the concept of the rights. Comte argues that “rights” cannot be subject to debate. They can be regarded as a privilege granted to the will of a being; a privilege that can also be […]
“Everyone seeks their look. Since it is no longer possible to base any claim on one’s own existence, there is nothing for it but to perform an appearing act without concerning oneself with being – or even with being seen. So, it is not: I exist, I am here! But rather: I am visible, I […]
Ethics and politics were very essential components of Greek philosophy. Aristotle, too, founded his approach to philosophy on the basis of ethics and politics. Despite being described as two different things, ethics and politics share numerous elements and together help the society shape the law. Aristotle, in his analysis on ethics and politics tried to […]
Artificial intelligence is everywhere. Although we may not see its influence on our daily lives yet, in many sectors and services it is widely used. Maybe we do not see them around yet, however, we all enjoy speculating and discussing the possibility that artificial intelligence will take jobs away from people in the future. For […]
Law is a traditional instrument. This traditionality is a two-folded aspect: (i) law has been a very influential phenomenon in human society for a long time, (ii) and the law is developed with the help of conventional beliefs and traditional values. Courts follow the previous decisions given by other courts in a particular subject, legislators […]
“Justice without force is powerless, force without justice is tyrannical.” Blaise Pascal We all enjoy when movies have happy endings. But when a movie ends negatively, although the absence of the enjoyment does not directly denote sadness or bad feelings, we feel angry at the director, screenwriter and the evil character of the movie. However, […]
Oratory is regarded as the earliest form of legal profession. In ancient Greece, oratory could be described as a public speech conducted by a person in front of an audience. Orators were giving speeches to inform people, to convince them about an issue or an argument presented by the orator, and to entertain people using wit and humour.
“Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.” – Immanuel Kant
Founder of Ad Pedem Litterae
LL.M. Candidate at University of ManitobaIhsan Ibrahim Daldaban