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Exercises and Questions about the Facts

Module by: John Bosco. E-mail the author

Summary: Here are some exercises and questions about the facts of a Unified Theory of a Law

Exercise 1

How many facts are there?

  • one (1)
  • twenty-three (23)
  • infinite

Solution

The number of facts is infinite.

Exercise 2

In how many ways does A Unified Theory of a Law view the facts?

  • one (1)
  • twenty-three (23)
  • infinite

Solution

A Unified Theory of a Law views the facts in one way and one way alone: as a flow of conduct from source to recipient in circumstances.

Exercise 3

What is the subject of a law?

Solution

The subject of a law is conduct.

Exercise 4

What is conduct?

Solution

Conduct is what leaves a source and flows to a recipient. It has two noteworthy properties: direction and polarity. Conduct that arrives at a recipient is known as a consequence. It is the subject of a law

Exercise 5

What does conduct do?

Solution

Conduct flows. It flows from a source to recipient in circumstances.

Exercise 6

What are the two noteworthy characteristics of a flow of conduct?

Solution

A flow of conduct has two noteworthy characteristics:

  • Direction: the flow of conduct is mono-directional - it only flows one way. Conduct flows from a source to a recipient in circumstances.
  • Polarity: the flow of conduct has polarity. Polarity is that property of a flow of conduct that indicates whether the flow is on or off. There are two polarities. When on, a flow of conduct is said to be affirmative or have an affirmative polarity. When off, a flow of conduct is said to be negative or have a negative polarity. Affirmative conduct is the same as negative conduct except that affirmative conduct is flowing and negative conduct is not.

Exercise 7

How many ends does conduct have?

Solution

Conduct has two ends. At one end is a source and at the other end is a recipient. Because conduct has only two ends, the number of litigants in a court of a law are typically two. If conduct had fewer than two ends, there would be fewer litigants than two. If conduct had more than two ends, there would be more litigants than two.

Exercise 8

What is a Source?

Solution

A source is the origin of a flow of conduct. Conduct flows from a source to a recipient. A Unified Theory of a Law has one and only one factual relationship. A source is one of the two participants in the factual relationship, the other being the recipient. A Unified Theory of a Law has three legal relationships. A source is one of the two participants in the legal relationship known as Binding a Law to a Source with Weight, the other being the lawmaker.

Exercise 9

What is a Recipient?

Solution

A recipient is the destination of a flow of conduct. Conduct flows to a recipient from a Source. A Unified Theory of a Law has one and only one factual relationship. A recipient is one of the two participants in the factual relationship, the other being the source. A Unified Theory of a Law has three legal relationships. A recipient is one of the two participants in the legal relationship known as Binding a Law to a Recipient with Standing, the other being the lawmaker.

Tip:

The conduct that reaches a recipient is called consequences.

Exercise 10

What is a Consequence?

Solution

A consequence is conduct that has reached a recipient.

Exercise 11

What is a Circumstance?

Solution

Circumstances are the facts that surround a flow of conduct from source to recipient. They are the context in which conduct flows.

Exercise 12

What is the factual aspect of a law?

Solution

A law can be divided initially into two aspects, one of which is its factual aspect and the other is its legal aspect. The factual aspect of a law consists of a flow of conduct from source to recipient in circumstances. It occupies the base of The Triangle of a Law.

Exercise 13

What is at the base of The Triangle of a Law?

Solution

At the base of The Triangle of a Law are the facts. There will be found a flow of conduct from source to recipient in circumstances. At one corner of The Triangle of a Law is the source and, at the other corner, is the recipient. The flow of conduct joins a source to a recipient.

Exercise 14

What is at the acme of The Triangle of a Law?

Solution

Perched atop the acme of The Triangle of a Law, a lawmaker looks down to the bottom of The Triangle of a Law to scrutinize a flow of conduct from source to recipient in circumstances at its base, forms an opinion about whether she is for it, is neutral towards it or is against it, and entertains the corresponding desire about the polarity of the flow, expresses her opinion and polairty by issuing a command to turn off the flow, a permission to allow the flow to be on or off or a command to turn on the flow and binds the command or permission to both a weight and a standing token holder.

Exercise 15

How many relationships are there in A Unified Theory of a Law?

Solution

The number of relationships in A Unified Theory of a Law is four. One of the four relationships is factual. Three of the four relationships are legal. A source and a recipient are the participants in the factual relationship. A lawmaker is always on one end of a legal relationship. On the other end of a legal relationship are a source, the conduct or a recipient. Because there are three legal relationship a three legged triangle is needed for the graphical depiction of them. The one factual relationship is horizontal. The three legal relationships are not horizontal.

Exercise 16

Why is the Triangle used in A Unified Theory of a Law three legged?

Solution

A three legged triangle is used in A Unified Theory of a Law because there are three legal relationships so three legs are needed to depict them.

Exercise 17

Which participant in the legal relationships within A Unified Theory of a Law is not a person?

Solution

Conduct is the participant in a legal relationship that is not a person. The other participants - a Source, a Recipient and a Lawmaker - are all persons. Conduct is at one end of the legal relationship called, Forming and Expressing an Opinion.

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