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The United States Constitution states right at the beginning that one of the reasons for its creation was to establish a government which could provide for the "Domestic Tranquility." This is ultimately an ambiguous concept and can mean any number of things, but in the context of the creation of the Constitution, it referred largely to the idea that a federal government should be powerful enough and have the authority to quell rebellions and prevent violent conflict between lower levels of governments, such as between the states.

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What are Political and Legal Philosophy
The Philosophy of Politics and the Philosophy of Law are often studied separately, but they are presented here jointly because they both come back to the same thing: the study of force. Politics is the study of political force in the general community, while jurisprudence is the study of how laws can and should be used to achieve political and social goals.

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What is philosophy? Is there any point in studying philosophy, or is it a useless subject? What are the different branches of philosophy - what's the difference between aestheitcs and ethics? What's the difference between metaphysics and epistemology?

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