The Relation Between Law and Morality

3 Pages Posted: 17 May 2019

Date Written: April 25, 2019


Most specialists agree that between law and morals there is a close connection, because the moral principles of good, justice and truth are appliances and promoted by the rule of law, even if the right and the moral retains its identity. However, over time, their views on the problem of knowing what is the relationship between law and morals were contradictory. Between law and morals, I consider that there is only an apparent contradiction, because the two concepts are complementary. The right would seem a trap for lawyers in that could make them to resist the temptation to not see beyond the letter of the law, given that the need for law enforcement and understanding of its spirit. A true man of law must not only know the law but also to look beyond it and realize that the main attraction of the moral law.

Keywords: law, moral, philosophy, religion, rationality

Suggested Citation

Alistar (Hîrlav), Emima, The Relation Between Law and Morality (April 25, 2019). RAIS Conference Proceedings - The 12th International RAIS Conference on Social Sciences & Humanities, Available at SSRN: or

Emima Alistar (Hîrlav) (Contact Author)

Dimitrie Cantemir Christian University ( email )

Splaiul Unirii nr. 176
Sector 4
Bucharest, 030134

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