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The Life of the Law

Laurence Claus

in Law’s Evolution and Human Understanding

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199735099
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199950478 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735099.003.0010
The Life of the Law

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Law lets us belong far beyond the boundaries of personal experience. Law extends our understanding to embrace far more of our human family than we can personally ever know. Law helps us open up our lives to the fullness of our possibilities, well surpassing what life in smaller circles would ever have let us imagine. Law does this, because law widens the world in which we can live together.

Keywords: Charles Darwin; systematized prediction; authority

Chapter.  1734 words. 

Subjects: Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law

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