HIGHLIGHTS PROPEDUEUTICE ANCIENT LAW IN THE WORK OF LAO-ZI

Marilena Oana NEDELEA

Abstract


Lao-zi has made a special contribution in developing rules and basics of law. His doctrine promotes the idea of government by non-government, not through laws, attributing the problems and conflicts that arise in a society overloaded enforcement. In Daoism it is considered that law of nature is unchanging and eternal, and the laws governing all things are changeless. Lao-zi contends that codified rules and laws result in a society that is more difficult to care for. The more ordinances and laws, the more robbers and thieves there will be.

Keywords


law; Lao-zi; China; Chinese law

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