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Broadly speaking, the three-dimensional theory of law is a conception that divides the legal world into three planes or levels: the what-is, the what-ought-to-be, and the values in play. The three-dimensional approach to law is by no means a new one. The method was used, for instance, when we worked with the subject of the validity of law. In analyzing the validity of law we distinguished between an axiological validity, a normative validity, and a sociological validity, analyzed under the notions of legal naturalism, positivism, and realism, respectively. Equity is a multi-faceted subject, an authentic crossroads of problems. The study of equity is especially justified from a legal-philosophical perspective, but not only from the said perspective. The perspective of this study is a mix of focuses which includes: the philosophy of law, general legal theory, justice theory, the history of law, comparative law, legal dogma, and so on.

Keywords: equity; three-dimensional theory of law



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