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Laws: A. Laws are rules created and enforced by governments to regulate behavior, protect people's rights, and promote order and justice in society. - B. Laws of nature are fundamental principles that describe how the universe works. They are universal and unchanging. - C. The status of laws in the individual sciences is controversial, since they may only describe regularities. See also Natural laws, Regularities, Principles.
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Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

 
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Thomas Aquinas on Laws - Dictionary of Arguments

Höffe I 148
Laws/Thomas/Höffe: Neither does Thomas represent a legal moralism nor a legal positivism of a secular or theological nature.
Origin of laws: According to [Thomas], law and justice are not founded in power, neither in human nor divine arbitrariness.
Even though their origin may lie in God, law and statute consist in principles of reason, through which natural law becomes a law of reason.
>Reason
, >Rationality.
Natural Law: The authority of the legislator in the context of its guiding task, the service of the common good, to enact laws appropriate to the situation can be regarded as a moderate thinking of the natural law and at the same time as moderate legal positivism.
>Natural justice.

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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Höffe I
Otfried Höffe
Geschichte des politischen Denkens München 2016


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