Save the date 20 April 2020 ! Philosopher and Professor Peter Singer will be visiting Malta and addressing the annual philosophy 2020 lecture of the Philosophy Sharing Foundation.

Our second course for 2020 
Philosophy of Law (in English)
Every Monday, 6:30 pm
From the 2nd March to 30th March 2020 (5 weeks in all)
At the Volunteer Centre, 181 Melita Street, Valletta

Judge Emeritus Silvio Meli  

€ 15 Members -  € 30 Non-Members

A General Overview:

Law is a tool of social cohesion. The study of Philosophy of law helps one to properly charter one’s way throughout the diverse meandering paths of this phenomenon. In this way, when embarking on this study one really enters into a genuine dialogue with past and present thinkers on the subject and will soon realize the difficulties involved. However, one will gradually also realize why any particular outlook will be preferred to any other. In this way, one will enrich one’s own cultural outlook, thereby subtly learning how to properly discern the issues addressed and strengthen one’s choices in preferring any option that might be adopted. Indeed, as T. E. Holland aptly puts it in his “The Path of Law”, (1897, 8 Harvard Law Review 457, p. 478):

“While legal science is capable of being intelligently learnt, legal facts are capable only of being committed to memory”.

The aim of this short course is therefore to introduce the participant to the subject-matter at issue and to the methodology required to master it with fruition. It is therefore intended to focus, albeit briefly, on the following aspects:

  • Defining and examining what law is and why should it occupy such an important place in civilized behaviour;
  • Addressing two major categories of philosophy of law, namely Analytical and Normative Jurisprudence;
  • Have a general preview of what Positive Law is;
  • Have a general preview of what is understood by Natural Law; and finally,
  • Focus on the Theory of Personality.

A proper understanding of the above will help the participant to be better equipped to face the vicissitudes of any legal conundrum that may be thrown into one’s path and to adopt any preferred outlook on the basis of sound philosophical standing thereby basing one’s personal outlook on an well-informed basis rather than on prejudice.

SHARE magazine Issue 12 is out !  It will be available in Agenda main outlets as from the 25th September. Members received free copy by post.

The magazine features an original cover image by Steve Bonello - freelance artist, illustrator, cartoonist and writer who spent over 28 years with the Sunday Times of Malta. We thank him greatly for his contribution and the interview he so kindly granted to SHARE magazine.

A word of thanks goes also to the other article contributors - Alexander Lazarov, Sam Brinson, Vickey Downey and Symon Baigah and Christian Umlano Bumidang.

Well done to Roseann Galea for the article competition on Philosophy of Perceptions.

Last but not least, a note of thanks to our editors Gilbert Ross and Valdeli Pereira.

If you are not a member yet, why not subscribe for an annual fee of €15 to commence receiving SHARE magazine uninterruptedly.

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We will respond within less than 24 hours. Thanks !

The Philosophy Sharing Foundation seeks to inspire, strengthen and promote philosophical activity in the Maltese islands.

The Foundation contributes to philosophical discussion and debate by:

- publishing the magazine SHARE every four months

- holding a monthly talk

- organising a minimum of five short courses every year

- holding an Annual Philosophy Lecture 

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