* * Humanist Perspectives: issue 209, Summer 2019

Humanist Perspectives: issue 209, Summer 2019

Issue 209, Summer 2019

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Inside Front Cover

In the News – A Rush to Sainthood by Gary Bauslaugh
Beatification of Jody Wilson-Raybould might be a little premature

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Conscience, Justice and the Law by Gary Bauslaugh
The interplay of conscience, justice and the law is complicated, but we should not ignore the inner voice that tells us what is right and what is wrong.

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Intrinsic Goodness by Antara Halder
Is the assumption of modern economic theory, that people are inherently, and primarily, selfish, correct? Or is conscience a more powerful motivator of human behaviour?

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Conscience and the Law by James Alcock
What do we do when our moral principles are in conflict with the law? Should you “let your conscience be your guide?”

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The Conscience of Huckleberry Finn by Gwyneth Evans
Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn contains one of the most famous literary explorations of the conflict between morality and the law

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MAID ReMade by Alister Browne
Canada’s new law on Medical Assistance in Dying is logically flawed, but correcting the error is politically difficult.

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A Troubling Case by Trudy Govier
What should we do with reformed child soldiers? The case of Dominic Ongwen.

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Wild Justice by Ian Johnston
Johnston explores the theme of revenge in ancient and in modern storytelling, and how the idea affects the administration of justice.

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Civil Disobedience by Janet Keeping
What is civil disobedience and how does it relate to the idea of the rule of law?

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Cannabis Amnesty by Kathy Kenzora
Should those people arrested for possession of marijuana, before it was decriminalized, now retain a criminal record?

Shame, Guilt and Conscience by Carol Matthews
We should pay more attention to the goodness around us.

In addition, Humanist Perspectives offers a lively Letters-to-the-Editor section as well as Book Reviews, books available for review and snippets of international news of interest to humanists.