Morality and the Law

  • Joseph Migga Kizza
Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Computer Science book series (UTCS)


Whether you believe in a supreme being or you are an atheist, you acknowledge the existence of human life because you are alive. You are alive because someone nurtured you and protected you from all adversities. Whoever did so followed a set of rules of conduct that kept both of you alive. Such shared rules, written or not, play a vital role in all human existence.


Moral Theory Moral Standard Penal Code Moral Decision Shared Rule 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph Migga Kizza
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  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Electrical EngineeringUniversity of Tennessee at ChattanoogaChattanoogaUSA

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