Philosophy of Law in Tatiya Parajika

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Apichoke Kerdpon
Phramahamaghavin Purisuttamo


The objectives of this research article were: 1) to study the philosophy of law about manslaughtering; 2) to study Tatiya Parajika; and 3) to analyze the philosophy of law in Tatiya Parajika. This study used qualitative research methodology. The results of the study found that: 1) The philosophy of law about manslaughtering, in the metaphysical aspect, is comprised of both legal naturalism concept, in content of regulation, and legal positivism concept, in punishment determining and enforcement; 2) Tatiya Parajika, whole Vinaya pitaka also, has quality of norm. Tatiya Parajika is a complete diagnostic conduct system using elements of the offence. It has examples of applying the norm to the cases, which introduces different sanctions in cases that have different elements of the offence; and 3) There are similar philosophy of law concepts in Tatiya Parajika and positive law. So, the law about manslaughtering and Tatiya Parajika have very close ideas to each other, the integration of legal positivism concept and legal naturalism concept, the way of ethics, which is not just deontology or teleology, and the norm applying method or legal method to diagnosis.

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Kerdpon, A., & Purisuttamo, P. . (2022). Philosophy of Law in Tatiya Parajika. Journal of Arts Management, 6(4), 2060–2081. Retrieved from
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