Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Happy May Day!

Today we celebrate the dignity, personhood (including personal agency), and capabilities (existing and potential) of working people everywhere; today we honor their struggles to be identified not just as people who labor, often under compulsion and thus in a manner of which they exercise little meaningful (i.e., democratic) and fulfilling self-control, but in recognition of their full humanity in its most elevated expressions and incarnations as partially captured in the history of arts and crafts; in the triune moto of the French Revolution: liberté, égalité, fraternité; and in the sundry values and virtues articulated and exemplified in religious and non-religious worldviews and philosophies in the history of mankind. One day, the opportunity for individual and collective or joint self-realization, for what Condorcet and Godwin understood as the never-ending quest for “perfectibility,” will be the prerogative of every human being.

Here are some posts from the archives of both Ratio Juris and Religious Left Law in honor of this date: 2008, 2010, 2013, 2015, and 2017


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