Wittgenstein, Language, and Law

Wittgenstein, Language, and Law

“The limits of my language are the limits of my world. All I know is what I have words for.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico Philosophicus What do you imagine when I say “horse”? You think of a creature that has four legs, can run fast and is used by humans for different purposes such […]

Rationalization and Unwritten Rules of Society

Rationalization and Unwritten Rules of Society

In the previous article, I argued that different sets of rules in society may be regarded as laws that impose sanctions on people breaching them. These laws may be written or unwritten, they may have been created with certain purposes or developed throughout history; regardless of these facts, these laws shape people’s lives and affect […]

Conclusion: An Exploration into the Laws of Another Planet

Conclusion: An Exploration into the Laws of Another Planet

In the previous four articles, I tried to show what kind of approach may be adopted to create laws for the people that establish a colony on another planet. I argued that the main issue regarding devising laws for the people living on another planet is the environment. Despite the fact that the laws will […]

The Environment’s Effect on the Third Basic Principle: Laws Must Be Equally Applied

The Environment’s Effect on the Third Basic Principle: Laws Must Be Equally Applied

In the last two articles, I tried to show the connection between the environment and two basic principles of law: laws must be publicized, and laws must be stable. In both articles, I reached the conclusion that the environment has important effects on these principles; nevertheless, these principles are still applicable to the laws of […]

The Environment’s Effect on the Second Basic Principle: Laws Must Be Stable

The Environment’s Effect on the Second Basic Principle: Laws Must Be Stable

In the previous article, I analyzed the connection between the environment and the principle that the laws must be publicized, and I reached the conclusion that this principle is valid regardless of the environment of people and must be observed while creating laws for a colony on another planet. In this article, I will discuss […]

The Environment’s Effect on the First Basic Principle: Laws Must Be Publicized

The Environment’s Effect on the First Basic Principle: Laws Must Be Publicized

In my previous article, I argued that the environment on Earth shapes the law, and because of it, applying the laws that regulate our society today to a colony on Mars would not be efficient, as the environment of Mars is notably different than that of Earth. Here, “the environment” does not only mean the […]

An Exploration into the Laws of Another Planet

An Exploration into the Laws of Another Planet

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 […]

Rights as an Image

Rights as an Image

“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 […]

Critical Legal Studies

Critical Legal Studies

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 […]

Everybody Is An Orator

Everybody Is An Orator

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.