An Analytical Map of the Concept of Law
This chapter focuses on current problems faced by legal philosophers brought about by their failure to arrive at an agreement regarding the true nature of law. The failure to define the true meaning of law leads to different and erroneous notions of the relationship between law and its relation to the society. Most of the definitions presented are divided into two positions, the first seeks to define law as a legal construct, while the other describes law in a social science perspective. Such endeavours are futile in the end because law is a social construct, lacking any essential universal nature.
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