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Sir Henry Sumner Maine’s Approach to the Development of the Modern Laws

Sir Henry Sumner Maine’s Approach to the Development of the Modern Laws

June 8, 2019

In my previous article, I mentioned that Sir Henry Sumner Maine argues that the tools and procedures of the primitive law constitute the baseline of the laws of today’s world and that he lays emphasis on the analysis of the intricacies of the primitive laws in order to better understand and effectively interpret the current […]

Ancient Law in the Transition from Family to State

Ancient Law in the Transition from Family to State

June 5, 2019

Sir Henry Sumner Maine is a British jurist who is renowned with his theory about the development of the laws which he discussed in his book “Ancient Law”. In his theory, Maine argues that the tools and procedures of the primitive law constitute the baseline of the laws of today’s world. Accordingly, he lays emphasis […]

Rationalization and Unwritten Rules of Society

Rationalization and Unwritten Rules of Society

June 3, 2019

In the previous article, I argued that different sets of rules in society may be regarded as laws that impose sanctions on people breaching them. These laws may be written or unwritten, they may have been created with certain purposes or developed throughout history; regardless of these facts, these laws shape people’s lives and affect […]

Laws as an Overarching Concept

Laws as an Overarching Concept

May 30, 2019

When we talk about the laws, we mostly talk about a specific body of rules that is created and enacted by governments. Nevertheless, laws are not confined within this type of rules. Moral rules that we observe in our social lives are also laws influencing the flow of our lives to a great extent. We […]

Conclusion: An Exploration into the Laws of Another Planet

Conclusion: An Exploration into the Laws of Another Planet

May 29, 2019

In the previous four articles, I tried to show what kind of approach may be adopted to create laws for the people that establish a colony on another planet. I argued that the main issue regarding devising laws for the people living on another planet is the environment. Despite the fact that the laws will […]

The Environment’s Effect on the Third Basic Principle: Laws Must Be Equally Applied

The Environment’s Effect on the Third Basic Principle: Laws Must Be Equally Applied

May 27, 2019

In the last two articles, I tried to show the connection between the environment and two basic principles of law: laws must be publicized, and laws must be stable. In both articles, I reached the conclusion that the environment has important effects on these principles; nevertheless, these principles are still applicable to the laws of […]

The Environment’s Effect on the Second Basic Principle: Laws Must Be Stable

The Environment’s Effect on the Second Basic Principle: Laws Must Be Stable

May 25, 2019

In the previous article, I analyzed the connection between the environment and the principle that the laws must be publicized, and I reached the conclusion that this principle is valid regardless of the environment of people and must be observed while creating laws for a colony on another planet. In this article, I will discuss […]

The Environment’s Effect on the First Basic Principle: Laws Must Be Publicized

The Environment’s Effect on the First Basic Principle: Laws Must Be Publicized

May 23, 2019

In my previous article, I argued that the environment on Earth shapes the law, and because of it, applying the laws that regulate our society today to a colony on Mars would not be efficient, as the environment of Mars is notably different than that of Earth. Here, “the environment” does not only mean the […]

An Exploration into the Laws of Another Planet

An Exploration into the Laws of Another Planet

May 19, 2019

SpaceX is targeting to send people to the planet Mars in 2024, and with the ever-advancing technology this target does not look impossible to us anymore. Furthermore, we have reached to such a point that even if we hear that people will be going to Mars tomorrow, we would not feel very surprised. Maybe we […]

“Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.” – Immanuel Kant

Authors

Ihsan Ibrahim Daldaban

Founder of Ad Pedem Litterae

LL.M. Candidate at University of Manitoba

Ihsan Ibrahim Daldaban