Articles tagged as Thomas Reid

  • “Whelan-Arkes Exchange: Last Round” — Hadley Arkes

    by James Wilson Institute on October 6, 2021
    Hadley Arkes responds to Edward Whelan in the last of five pieces on Originalism and the rightful place of moral reasoning. Appeals to Scalia only reinforce the position of common-good originalists: that conservative judges have forgotten the objective moral truths which once governed American jurisprudence. (Links to the other four pieces, in order of publication, can […]
  • “Letter to a Noble Lawyer” — Hadley Arkes at Anchoring Truths and Law & Liberty

    by Hadley Arkes on February 11, 2021
    In 2021, JWI begins a collaborative partnership with the Liberty Fund’s online journal, Law & Liberty. Led by its Director, Richard Reinsch, Law & Liberty has become one of the premier journals on the Right for writing on jurisprudence, politics, and the culture. With this feature piece, Prof. Hadley Arkes opens our first symposium with […]
  • “Signs of Mind”: Professor Hadley Arkes in The Catholic Thing

    by James Wilson Institute on January 11, 2021
    In his column for The Catholic Thing, Professor Arkes reflects on the various experiences that lead one to a realization of the existence of God. Universal truths, for example, and the argument from causality both suggest the presence of a higher power. If, for instance, a scientist discovers some principle that is universal, we must wonder […]
  • “Memories of Ralph and Lessons for Lawyers in Crisis”: Hadley Arkes in The Catholic Thing

    by James Wilson Institute on August 13, 2020
    In his column for The Catholic Thing, Prof, Arkes honors his late friend Ralph McInerny by drawing on McInerny’s explanation of natural law as “something your grandmother would understand.” Rather than being an esoteric theory, natural law is fundamentally about common sense propositions that your grandmother would have instinctually apprehended and that only a professional […]
  • “The Supremes Ride the Spiral Down” — Prof. Hadley Arkes in Law & Liberty

    by James Wilson Institute on October 24, 2019
    In a recent essay published at Law & Liberty titled, “The Supremes Ride the Spiral Down,” Prof. Hadley Arkes laments the recent Supreme Court decision in Iancu v. Brunetti, in which the Court allowed a profane trademark for a streetwear company. Drawing on the great Scottish Enlightenment philosopher Thomas Reid, Prof. Arkes criticizes some justices […]