Articles tagged as first principles

  • “On the First Principles of Moral Reason”: Paul DeHart in Public Discourse

    by James Wilson Institute on July 14, 2020
    In an essay for Public Discourse, James Wilson Institute friend Prof. Paul DeHart continues his interaction with Prof. F.H. Buckley’s criticism of natural law reasoning. In an article for Law & Liberty, Prof. Buckley argued that “natural lawyers” fall victim to the “is-ought” problem pointed out by British skeptic David Hume – you cannot derive […]
  • Prof. Arkes on COVID-19 and Limits to Authority

    by Hadley Arkes on May 13, 2020
    When the news came out that a panel of the 6th Circuit weighed in to help a governor find the limits to his authority under the Lockdown, it was suspected that one of our friends in that newly improved circuit would have a hand in it.  And sure enough, that hand was detected, but it […]
  • VIDEO: Hadley Arkes Delivers 2017 Commencement Address at Institute of World Politics

    by James Wilson Institute on May 31, 2017
    On May 20th, 2017, Professor Arkes was honored by the Institute of World Politics, and delivered the Commencement address to IWP’s Graduating Class of 2017. IWP is a stand-alone Graduate School which was “founded to fill a major national need: to supply professional education in statecraft, national security, and international affairs.” For Professor Arkes, Commencements […]