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25. Society / E. State Functions / 1. The Law / b. Rule of law

[the law has ultimate authority in the state]

6 ideas
The people should fight for the law as if for their city-wall [Heraclitus]
The 'Eumenides' of Aeschylus shows blood feuds replaced by law [Aeschylus, by Grayling]
Correct law should be in control, with rulers only deciding uncertain issues [Aristotle]
It is said that we should not stick strictly to written law, as it is too vague [Aristotle]
It is preferable that law should rule rather than any single citizen [Aristotle]
Rule of law is superior to autonomy, because citizens can see what is expected [Hooker,R]