Night of the Living Dead was released for the first time 60 years ago, and I went to see it in my local (independent) cinema as they were showing an anniversary screening. I have been aware of the film for its status within the horror film industry; and the film’s tropes loom over modern releases… Continue reading Race and Night of the Living Dead
Christopher Wellman suggests that the reason why sates can refuse immigrants is based on a presumption that states have a moral justification in excluding potential immigrants because states have a right to self-determination. This self-determination is needed so that states can protect individual’s right to freedom of association. The question to ask then, is can… Continue reading Do states have a legitimate basis to say no to immigration?
“The politician and lawgiver is wholly occupied with the city-state, and the constitution is a certain way of organizing those who inhabit the city-state” (III.1.1274b36-8). Aristotle's general theory of constitutions is set forth in Politics III. He begins with a definition of the citizen (politês), the city-state is by nature a collective entity, a multitude… Continue reading Aristotle’s Constitution