LAW IS NOT DETERMINATIVE

The legislator's thinking is causalist in regard to how human conduct arises, for he considers the given language of his law is capable of causing persons to do, or not do, what his law either prohibits or prescribes.

The legislator is a positivist-materialist, because, he thinks the language of his law, which is existing language in the form of words printed in ink, published upon paper material, is an existent material thing capable of causally determining persons to act, or not to act.

The legislator's world view is what is known as a positivist causalist materialist world view, and, another, recent, opposite, view of how a human act arises, has now come into the world, with the publication of Jean Paul Sartre's (1901-1980), ''Being and Nothingness: an Essay in Phenomenological Ontology'' (1943). (To be continued…)