Correcting Scanlon and the Doctrine of Double Effect [...]
Arguably, Wesley Newcomb Hohfeld is the greatest legal theorist America has ever produced. His logical and systematic approach to understanding rights was one of the greatest breakthroughs in the philosophy of law.
We cannot say that what is good for the individual or the community is devoid of moral content. And moral content is determined by God’s decree, be it a direct command from God, or an eternal decree regarding the purpose of man, which is to glorify God and enjoy Him for eternity.
The difference between liberty and license was prominent in Stahl's view of freedom. Building explicitly on an Augustinian conception of ethics and freedom, Stahl articulates a counterintuitive view of political freedom we need to hear today.