Avatar Terminus (terminus8) wrote in thequestionclub,
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Hypothetical 1: the laws of society suddenly cease to exist and there are no more consequences (prison, fines etc). Would society collapse? Why/why not? What would it revert into?

Hypothetical 2: Suppose the laws of society NEVER existed in the first place. Would humanity have survived at all? What would the world look like today?

BOTTOM LINE: Are laws (which generate fear of consequence) the only thing keeping us from looting, stealing, killing, doing 'bad' things?

EDIT: To clarify, when I say the "laws of society" I'm talking about the LEGAL laws.

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