Proceedings of the XXII World Congress of Philosophy

Volume 40, 2008

Philosophy of Law

Mehmet Tevfik Ozcan
Pages 91-105

The Rule of Law and Human Virtue

The rule of law is politico-legal realm of the modern society that it balances human gratifications, self-respect and prerequisites of legal order, after dissolution of the traditional society. Apart from our criticisms on the capitalist society there had been an expanding development of civic virtue of the human individual since early beginning of capitalism up to the 1980’ies when idea of self respect and the legal order relatively balanced. But, after neo-liberalism, the development is retrieving to the unbridled individualism, detrimental to the human virtue of all humanity.