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Why Does Law Matter?

A philosophical exploration of a Talmudic dictum highlights the intrinsic value of law

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Why Does Law Matter?: A philosophical exploration of a Talmudic dictum highlights the intrinsic value of law

"He who has been commanded and fulfills the command," the Talmud says, "is greater than he who fulfills though not commanded." This suggests that laws are valuable not only because they ensure proper behavior, but because the binding nature of these duties embodies something of intrinsic value, beyond utilitarianism
Law; Jurisprudence

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