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Different Perspectives From Which To Approach The Concept Of Law

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This chapter clarifies the both concepts (material object and formal object), and examines what is understood as law and what is understood as three-dimensionalism. The law depending on the point of view from which one examine it, leads to different legal regimes: civil law, commercial law, criminal law, international law, or legal theory. The chapter explores the ways in which natural three-dimensionalism - that structural three-dimensionalism - affects the human dimension. There can be two types of law: positive law and natural law. Positive law is considered to be the central nucleus of study in positivism, or the positivist school as it is called. Natural law occupies the same position with regards to naturalism or the naturalist school. The chapter discusses the concept of legal order. The legal order is not the same thing as the legal norm. The chapter outlines differentiating characteristic between these two concepts: legal norm and statute law.

Keywords: formal object; legal norm; material object; natural law; positive law; statute law; three-dimensionalism



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