Tag Archive: code

Sep 18 2015

Compelling the Behavior of Another

The “Golden Rule” can be phrased in two forms: As a positive – Treat others the same way you wish to be treated As a negative – Do not treat others in ways you wish to not be treated The same basic principle has also been expressed as, “Do no harm”. That may not be …

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Apr 28 2015

The Code of Hammurabi

Hammurabi was a king who ruled the Babylonian empire almost four thousand years ago (-1800). As he conquered neighboring areas, he grew aware of the need to create a standardized code of laws for all the people, since each city-state had it’s own unique laws that often conflicted with each other. He engaged in an …

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Jan 27 2015

Laws of Reform by Solon

Solon was a Greek poet, writer and lawmaker who lived in Athens around 600 BC. Because of his reputation for fairness and wisdom, he was given authority to re-write the constitution and laws of Athens. Many of his reformed laws inspired similar laws later in the Roman Empire and some of his basic concepts still …

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