Joseph Raz

Joseph
Raz
1939

Palestinian Legal, Moral and Political Philosopher, Professor of Philosophy of Law

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The rule of law is essentially a negative value. The law inevitably creates a great danger of arbitrary power - the rule of law is designed to minimize the danger created by the law itself. Similarly, the law may be unstable, obscure, retrospective, etc., and thus infringe people’s freedom and dignity. The rule of law is designed to prevent his danger as well. Thus the rule of law is a negative virtue in two senses: conformity to it does not cause good except through avoiding evil and the evil which is avoided is evil which could only have been caused by the law itself.

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First Name
Joseph
Last Name
Raz
Birth Date
1939
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Palestinian Legal, Moral and Political Philosopher, Professor of Philosophy of Law