Tag: Piso

Justice, Truth and Peace

By Dov Silberman


OMNIA DICTA FORTIORA SI DICTA LATINA

Golden Lady Justice, Bruges, Belgium
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“Everything sounds more impressive when said in Latin”.

So to start this blog, here are three differing Latin legal maxims, with a little excursus on their history, each of which demonstrates a different approach to solving conflicts.  We then pose the question of which principle trumps the other – justice, truth or peace.  In my next post, I will present a Talmudic discussion on the same question, and which indicates that the three approaches represented different views of Jewish jurisprudential activism, going back a very long time.

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