To wisdom belongs the intellectual apprehension of things eternal; to knowledge, the rational apprehension of things temporal.Augustine of Hippo
COVID-19: Current Worldwide Status
Worldwide Confirmed Cases
Worldwide Confirmed Deaths
Worldwide Case Fatality Rate
Worldwide Doubling Time
Worldwide Crude Confirmed Case Rate + Worldwide Crude Fatality Rate
Worldwide case fatality rate has dropped to 3.87. Worldwide doubling time has remained at 41 days for the last eleven days. Worldwide confirmed cases and worldwide confirmed deaths continue to rise. The spread of COVID-19 continues.
SOCIAL MOOD: Agitated
HEALTH: Change Your Brain
PRIVACY: Constitutional Rights and Natural Law Theory
BOOK: Taking Rights Seriously
“What is law? What is it for? How should judges decide novel cases when the statutes and earlier decisions provide no clear answer? Do judges make up new law in such cases, or is there some higher law in which they discover the correct answer? Must everyone always obey the law? If not, when is a citizen morally free to disobey?”
“Mr. Dworkin criticizes in detail the legal positivists’ theory of legal rights, particularly H. L. A. Hart’s well-known version of it. He then develops a new theory of adjudication, and applies it to the central and politically important issue of cases in which the Supreme Court interprets and applies the Constitution. Through an analysis of John Rawls’s theory of justice, he argues that fundamental among political rights is the right of each individual to the equal respect and concern of those who govern him. He offers a theory of compliance with the law designed not simply to answer theoretical questions about civil disobedience, but to function as a guide for citizens and officials. Finally, Professor Dworkin considers the right to liberty, often thought to rival and even preempt the fundamental right to equality. He argues that distinct individual liberties do exist, but that they derive, not from some abstract right to liberty as such, but from the right to equal concern and respect itself. He thus denies that liberty and equality are conflicting ideals.”
Source: Taking Rights Seriously.
PANDEMICS: Researched Perspectives
ECONOMY: Debt Recession Crisis
POLITICS: Women Leaders
HISTORY: A History of Pandemics
Curated by Mario Daurte.
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