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    Hugo Grotius found his first serious challenge towards Natural Law posed by Euphemus, a nonbeliever, who stated that Justice always favors the powerful and “…no state can be governed without Injustice” (Grotius p. 77). Euphemus believes that the only determinant of Justice was war, itself and, “…nothing is more frequent than the mentioning of Right and Arms…” (77). Grotius fires back at Euphemus’ argument, borrowing from a Christian writer who states, “Fraud, Cruelty, Injustice, are the proper Business of War” (78). From this quote, Grotius is attempting to prove that, not only does he find war bad, but even Christians see it as a terrible means to determine Justice. He backs this claim up even more by using a quote from a Comedian, “You that attempt to fix by certain Rules things so uncertain, may with like Success strive to run mad, and yet preserve your Reason” (78). Grotius finds it comedic that humans would even try to put rules on war when in…

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    Hugo was known for his books,lead and input into his century. He had written countless articles. He has impacted the people of the 17th Century lives and legacy has stretched to the most current century known as the 21st. His father was a tremendous role model for Hugo. Hugo's life wouldn't have gone nowhere without the influence of his father. Who has touch him complex abilities at the age of eight. His legacy is a everyday us as human being have. Who is our/the creator of all the exist with no…

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    executed. This paper will take a thorough look at how two different philosophers have explained the concepts and principles that make up international law. Specifically, analyzing how Niccolò Machiavelli and Hugo Grotius present contrasting ideas of the original principles of international law and propose different ways through which international law should be justly…

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    The true nature of humans has always been a mystery to mankind. Most would like to believe that men are inherently good, and that we will take the higher road if given the option. William Golding’s Lord of the Flies (LoF) follows a group of young schoolboys left alone on an island to show that when man is stripped bare, only uncontrollable savagery remains. Also, no form of government can control the way men truly are. Philosopher Thomas Hobbes shows a similar theory about the nature of mankind…

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    Imagine a life where there was no form of government and you were free to do whatever you would like. The first word that comes to my mind is chaos. Freedom is easily abused and everyone would have the mindset of taking care of themselves before anyone. Can the human race survive that? In this paper I will discuss two philosophers, Thomas Hobbes and John Locke, and their views on the state of nature. I will argue that John Locke’s view is not realistic, even though it’s ideally what I want for…

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    Inequality According to Rousseau In his Discourse on Inequality Rousseau strips humankind down to its initial state in an attempt to find the foundation of inequality. He pursues this foundation in hopes of being able to answer his larger question, when was the “moment at which right took the place of violence and nature became subject to law”. In other words, when does natural law give way to inequality. This paper will provide a comprehensive look at Rousseau’s attempt at answering that…

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    Humanitarian Interventions Concept of Humanitarian Intervention Intervention means dictatorial interference by a state in the affairs of another state for the purpose of maintaining or altering the actual condition of the thing.In simple words, a state interferes in matters of another state without permission of the state. Humanitarian intervention in simple terms is intervention in a state by another when there is gross violation of human rights in that state. This evolved from the concept of…

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    that this is not so true. This realization happens when Luc does not understand his family and is being selfish at first, but after having his son run away from home, and trying to communicate to him afterwards, Luc is brought into his reality that he hasn’t been an ideal father after all. Initially, Luc is self-centered and does not try to understand the importance of family. Luc takes no responsibility for his son Hugo. Hugo pretends to faint at school as a prank and Luc blames the…

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    Robert Jackson was a small town New Yorker who rose to the status of a distinguished lawyer, and later became one of the greatest Solicitor Generals. Narrowly missing the appointment of Chief Justice, Jackson was the final associate justice appointed by President Roosevelt. Jackson welcomed the role of a Supreme Court Justice, and developed a practical view of the constitution. Jackson’s main influence to the court came from the Nuremburg trials, in which he was the chief United States…

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    Franklin Delano Roosevelt appointed a total of seven justices to the U.S. Supreme Court. Author and professor of Law at Harvard, writer Noah Feldman, focuses on the Supreme Court of FDR in his book Scorpions, particularly the stories of the four most influential and revolutionary justices: Felix Frankfurter, Hugo Black, William O. Douglas, and Robert Jackson. Feldman seeks to analyze what influenced each justices’ decisions in the court, and follows their evolution on the bench. Overall, Feldman…

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