The Social Initiative and the Sphere of Rights; the Rule of Law in contemporary states- A paper by Christopher J. Charles

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Text: Andrea dela Cruz [ES] | Article: Christopher Charles [AU] | Photo: Christopher Charles [AU]

Christopher Charles is a 63-year old legal practitioner who has worked for the Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement – a government funded, community controlled Aboriginal Legal Service and law practice in South Australia -, since 1980. He has been a member of the Anthroposophical Society since 2010. He has a particular interest in the development of Anthroposophical social science and interdisciplinary studies between Anthroposophy, sociology and legal studies. In this paper, he looks at themes like Rudolf Steiner’s Threefold Social Order, Human Rights and individual and collective relationships to law in contemporary states.

The paper was written after attending the 2015 Social Initiative Networking Conference in Dornach, where hundreds of people gathered as representatives of the Anthroposophical Social Movement. From the 19th – 21st of October we will celebrate three years since that encounter at “Ethical Individualism: Transforming Self and Society”.

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Christopher J. Charles has worked as a legal practitioner for the Aboriginal Movement in Australia since 1980. His particular interest lies in understanding and transcending the Kantian presuppositions of contemporary social sciences and in developing a broader anthroposophical conception of social science, which embraces both the Philosophy Of Freedom and Rudolf Steiner’s writings upon the threefold social order as social philosophy.

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