Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Letter From a Birmingham Jail
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“How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others?”
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There are two kinds of laws Just laws Unjust laws
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Just laws A just law is a man-made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God.
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What is the “moral law”? Moral law is the moral code of the universe and is derived from Natural Law
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Natural Law law of the universe understood by reason or human rationality applies to everyone originates (in King’s view) from God
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Natural Law vs. Positive Law Positive law is man-made law. Laws proposed by specific governments or societies. traffic laws tax laws criminal laws
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Natural Law vs. Positive Law Some believe that positive law is derived from natural law. California law against murder finds its justification in the universal moral law against murder and is in accord with the moral law.
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Natural Law vs. Positive Law Note that some positive laws (street sweeping parking laws) do not necessarily draw their justification from a universal moral code.
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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2011 for the course PHIL 101 taught by Professor Delevati during the Spring '08 term at S.F. State.

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