Any legal or political theory is a theory about 'the good life'. It is nonsensical to talk of law or politics outside of a social context, or to discuss a social framework separate from its laws or politics. Law, politics and societies are inextricably linked; each helps to define and constitute the others. By striving to provide an account of the terms and conditions of collective and individual life in a social group, the legal or political theorist cannot avoid the abiding and central conundra of human existence - What is the proper and best way to live?
Hutchinson, Allan C.
"TALKING THE GOOD LIFE: FROM FREE SPEECH TO DEMOCRATIC DIALOGUE,"
Yale Journal of Law and Liberation: Vol. 1
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/yjll/vol1/iss1/4