Morality as a Foundation for Law
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This paper defines the various legal theories that pertain to how coercion and morality intersect through the creation and maintenance of the law. The paper shows how although Hobbes and Hart are legal positivists in their arguments about separating the law from morality, there is invariably a moral premise to what is deemed "right or wrong" within any type of society. The paper explains that for Hobbes, it is the idea of the Commonwealth being held together to serve the greatest good in society, but not without a ruling class that is both ethical and responsible in how they create laws and govern.
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