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People were always trying to determine what the best solution to their problem is. The way we came up with actual legal and political systems can only prove it. From ancient Egypt and Greece to today’s North America: during this time, hundreds of theories proved their irrelevance and only few are still studied in the hope to understand the history flow and to make another small step towards every philosopher’s dream – a flawless solution that will solve all problems of this world.
In this paper, I want to concentrate on Aristotle’s idea of the rule of law, a set of written rules that has to give people directions about how they should act in different cases. I will compare it to the Plato’s philosopher-ruler concept, and I will try to determine what the attitude to law of contemporary feminists and Critical Legal Studies (CLS) theorists is.
In my first part, I will focus on the question: is Aristotle’s defence of the rule of law vulnerable to a Platonic counterattack? Aristotle thinks that the main advantage of the rule of law as compared to the rule of man is that written words are emotionless, and their decision cannot be different for similar cases, whereas people can change their decisions because of what they feel. Still, laws are written and used by people. Therefore, they cannot be completely separable from natural desires. Aristotle also assumes that if the constitution is right, there is, without controversy, the government that is exercised by law and common good.

In the second part, I will discuss the CSL theorist’s viewpoint on law, focusing on MacKinnon’s perception. The question I want to answer is: is Aristotle’s concept of the rule of law preferable to or is it inferior to what Critical Legal...

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...reason, I consider contemporary radical feminists approach inferior to the rule of law as well.
There had been some changes in legislation about discrimination that I have mentioned before. Therefore, problems Catharine MacKinnon is discussing are not as important as they were before. Even if most of the acts were issued before the publishing of her major books and articles, it has been just a few years since they have started implementing. Big public companies in US are very afraid of all lawsuits that are connected to discrimination. Fines that a company must pay in case it loses are not the only reason for that. They also have to think about their reputation. All businesses imply communication with customers. If a customer heard about the scandal in which the company was involved, he or she would be likely to start considering switching to competitor’s company.

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