Natural lawyers on the other side, such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau, argue that law reflects essentially moral and unchangeable laws of nature. The concept of “natural law” emerged in ancient Greek philosophy concurrently and in connection with the notion of justice, and re-entered the mainstream of Western culture through the writings of Thomas Aquinas, notably his Treatise on Law. There have been several attempts to produce “a universally acceptable definition of law”. In 1972, Baron Hampstead suggested that no such definition could be produced. McCoubrey and White said that the question “what is law?” has no simple answer.
- For a description of the legal aspects of war and the military, see war, law of.
- The laws of good business say you shake hands and make eye contact when you leave.
- While laws are positive “is” statements (e.g. the fine for reversing on a highway is €500); law tells us what we “should” do.
- Mass anarchist communities, ranging from Syria to the United States, exist and vary from hundreds to millions.
An example of a basic case of most property law is Armory v Delamirie . The goldsmith’s apprentice looked at it, sneakily removed the stones, told the boy it was worth …