Just a Thought. 24. The Count to Ten Rule Re: Social Media.

The following is a little bit of recycled advice from one of my early posts. Why the advice? To encourage you to 1) Protect your health and well-being (physical/mental/emotional/social); 2) Protect your reputation; 3) Protect your intellectual integrity. ADOPT THE COUNT-TO-10 RULE. If something someone says on the internet pushes your buttons, do not immediately reply.…

Just a Thought.22. Replay.

*Update: substitute for "pandemic" any highly charged story currently looping on news media. "People are saying...." People are saying all kinds of things as this pandemic unfolds. Of course they are, that's what people do !! Inspiring things, horrible things, hypocritical things, smart things, stupid things, true things, false things, all kinds of things. Some…

Pam-Toons. Fist Pumping. Series 4.4.

I've here in mind the fist-pumping variety of politically vocal people, those certain that one side is leading us to another dark ages and the other to a totalitarian state. It appears that for some "left and right" thinking is characterized by black and white thinking. Nuance is lost. And with this loss, so too…

A Reduction of Jus ad Bellum and in Bello to Hobbes’ First and Second Fundamental Laws of Nature Respectively

In this paper, I argue that jus ad bellum and jus in bello are reducible without remainder to Hobbes’ axiomatic first and second fundamental laws of nature respectively. Consequently, all principles of jus ad bellum and jus in bello are derived from these axioms. And so a cause of or act of war is unjust if it cannot be reduced to these axioms. …