THE LEGALIST SCHOOL1 AND LEGAL POSITIVISM2
Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
Journal of Chinese Philosophy
Volume 3, Issue 1, pages 23–56, December 1975
How to Cite
LEE, K. K. (1975), THE LEGALIST SCHOOL1 AND LEGAL POSITIVISM2. Journal of Chinese Philosophy, 3: 23–56. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-6253.1975.tb00379.x
- Issue published online: 28 JUN 2008
- Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
Law is the authoritative principle for the people and is the basis of government; it is what shapes the people.
The Book of Lord Shang, Chap. V, Par. 26.
If the people be led by laws and controlled by punishments, they will try to evade them but have no sense of shame. If they be led by virtue and controlled by the rules of propriety, they will have the sense of shame and will moreover attain character.
Analects, book ii, Chap. iii
Lcgge, Vol. 1. p. 146