Το Τμήμα Φιλοσοφίας του ΕΚΠΑ διοργανώνει, την Τετάρτη 11/5/2022 στις 11:15 (Κτήριο Φιλοσοφικής Σχολής, αίθουσα 209), διάλεξη του Καθηγητή Andrew Irvine (The University of British Columbia, Canada) με θέμα: “Rule of Law versus Rule of Men”.
H διάλεξη θα μεταδοθεί και διαδικτυακά στο link: https://uoa.webex.com/webappng/sites/uoa/meeting/info/ad27a650153c489ab83b2404a0a3677c?siteurl=uoa&MTID=m8c32caf22c96fe9c5ce6e5f767b5d858
Meeting number: 2733 192 0221
Both Plato and Aristotle are supportive of the rule of law but hesitant to think that, by itself, it will lead to good government. In
Laws III.689ff, Plato discusses the importance of blending monarchy with democracy. Without some form of shared power, it becomes impossible to provide checks on both unlimited power and unlimited freedom. In Politics III.10 and IV.4, Aristotle discusses the difference between governments that are regulated by the rule of law and governments that are not. Although he concludes that the rule of law helps guard against the arbitrary and injudicious action of an all-powerful government, he is also sensitive to the fact that in a democracy it is essential for the demos to remain sovereign over the law. In both cases we are left with the challenge of achieving proportionality, of finding the right balance between the rule of law and the rule of men.
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