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Chapter 7

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Commerce
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COMM 104
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Karen Humphreys Blake

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Chapter 7­ Law, Morality, and Business • Law serves as both a regulator for the individual, as well as having broader  purposes for society • Positivist approach of viewing law: see a clear distinction between hat is and what  ought to be, so law should be looked at as separate from morality o Further defined by John Austin as saying the positivist notion of law is  being the “command of the sovereign” • Natural law theorists say that law and morality cannot be separated • Law: a set of rules of general application that govern conduct or situations, that  are enforceable through a recognizable means and that bind members of a society • Law has two main functions: o To regulate the behaviour of societal actors o To address societal questions  • Four broad types of laws: o Criminal laws, which p
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