Difference between revisions of "Law"

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A code of rules that all people in a certain society must follow. Laws are generally defined through examination of the social mores of a society in an attempt to optimize the happiness of the people served by the society. It can be shown that evolution shaped humans' definitions of law, for example regarding [[murder]]. Humans disallow murder because it is overall negative for the society as a whole through their reproductive [[fitness]]. Similarly, most regulations improve quality of life for humans in the long run.  
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A code of rules that all people in a certain society must follow.
  
 
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Revision as of 20:52, 22 May 2007

A code of rules that all people in a certain society must follow.