Is law more important than ethics?
Ethics come first, then the law is needed to uphold those ethics.
When a law enforcement agency acts in an unethical manner, this subverts the legal system. If the public has more to fear from law enforcement agencies than it does from the criminals that the law enforcement agencies were created to deal with, then we would be better off without law enforcement. Tyranny does more harm than crime.
The law and the constitution are not necessarily superior to ethics, however, they are more clearly defined, and they are enforced by the government. There are certainly some cases in which a particular individual has a better understanding of ethics than the police, judges, or other officials with whom he or she may be dealing. There are also lots of cases in which individuals have less understanding or less concern for ethics than government officials…
Is haimon more concerned with divine law to which antigone turns for justification or with human law?
No because in spite of what some silly people feel animals are not as important as human lives. They are important to us and that is one of many reasons why we make it against the law to poach animals. Killing someone's pet is also against the law and yet a person is rarely given more than a fine or short jail term for doing so on purpose. If a person feels that the killing…
Justice is a concept of moral rightness based on ethics, rationality, law, natural law, religion, or equity, along with the punishment of the breach of said ethics; justice is the act of being just and/or fair. The above definition from WIKI gives the basic definition however, justice is no longer a part of the American judicial system. Justice as it is administered today is more a contest than it is just and fair.
The first law really isn't more important. ALL of the laws are necessary in order to make predictions and utilize thermodynamics in design. The First Law (conservation of energy) probably is the least abstract of the laws however and allows many of the simplest predictions and designs. That might be why someone would think it was the most important.
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Are the differences between the mosaic law and hammurabi's code more important than the similarities?
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