Mar 29, 2021
In this final installment about the concept of legal obligation, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson talks about the notion of self-censorship. The individual censors the self. He forces the self to obey the law. The obligation is not intrinsic; it is not innate. Instead, the citizen obligates the self to obey the law for his own sake....
Mar 22, 2021
In this episode, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson examines the concept of artificial duties. The understanding here is that unnatural duties are artificial responsibilities in nature. In this case, the person is obligated to be or he or she must omit from being, depending on the laws that are in effect in a particular social...
Mar 15, 2021
In this episode, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson talks about intrinsic duties and legal obligation. The notion of intrinsic duties implies an unnatural sense of being in the world. The individual rationalizes his state of being. Intrinsic duties are part of the person’s identity. Let us listen!
Mar 8, 2021
In this episode, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson continues the conversation about legal obligation. The focus this week is on the notion of “Natural Evolution.” In this case, the individual learns to obey. But it is a process. The individual learns to be a certain way. He does so overtime. Dr. Johnson notes that consent annuls...
Mar 1, 2021
In this installment, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson continues the conversation about legal obligation. The focus this week is on the notion of consent. Dr. Johnson argues that consent is unnecessary so long as the citizen has a natural inclination to obey. Consent and social contract contradict one another. Let us listen!