Logic of the justice of the law

Discussion in 'General Philosophy' started by Speakpigeon, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. Speakpigeon Registered Senior Member

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    Using your personal sense of logic, i.e. your logical intuition, thank you to answer the following two questions.

    A) Which of the following propositions do you see as false, and which as true?
    (1) The law is just.
    (2) Innocent people don’t go to jail.
    (3) If the law is just then innocent people don't go to jail.
    (4) It is not true that if the law is just then innocent people don't go to jail.

    B) That being said, do you see the following proposition as valid or not valid?
    (5) It is not true that if the law is just then innocent people don't go to jail; therefore, the law is just.

    Thanks for your answers.
    EB
     
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  3. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    A logical equivalent of Jörmungandr?
     
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  5. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    Only a Sith deals is absolutes!

    (Or, the law should be dynamic.)
     
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  7. Baldeee Valued Senior Member

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    False.
    It should be true, I think, but it isn't, not in the absolute sense.
    I.e. there is always likely to be some law rushed onto the statute books without being fully thought out such that it is unfair on some people.
    False.
    Shouldn't need explaining.
    There's a difference between the law itself and the implementation of the law.
    The law can be just but implemented unfairly.
    So false.
    Based on my answer to (3) I have to go with true, otherwise I'd be contradicting myself.

    Not valid.
    The conclusion does not follow from the one premise you've provided.
    The premise merely states that one can not state that the law is just on the basis of innocent people not going to jail.
    You need additional premises to get from there to the conclusion.
    So not valid.
     

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