It is reasonable to suggest that all things are made-up of separate parts, and - as science has shown, all things are made-up of interconnected, divisible and immutable parts, from the quantum through to the galactic.
Like all things conceived by the human mind - our perceptions are formed by 2 fundamental aspects: our instincts and the sphere of ever-evolving social/cultural constructs, including ideas concerning justice, morality, truth, aesthetics, belief systems.
We may argue, reasonably, that not all laws are moral, and not all morality is lawful, but whatever the case may be, the decision rests with authorised institutions. Some justice systems are based, ultimately, on the moral ideals of protecting rights, as constructed and enforced by the state. Different justice systems enact different sorts of morality based on different factors - such as historical and cultural contexts.
Social constructs may also change and evolve over time, especially when demanded by apparently oppressed groups within a society, which in turn, may lead to new laws in support of newly conceived human rights - and eventually these groups may express their own morality and ideals through culture, such as arts, media, philosophy...
The fact that the world is made up of parts, as far as we can perceive and comprehend and reason, may lead to a sense of nothingness, where everything is devoid of meaning or value - but on the other hand this fact may lead us to believe the universe, in all of its complexity, exists to allow for the possibility of life. Some call it God, others call it a life-force...
If all things are made-up of atoms, including life - then are atoms, as present in every object (parts), eternally alive? This is a reasonable suggestion: that life and the entire material world is alive, despite being apparently nothing more than specific arrangements of atoms.
What binds all life is the instinct to procreate and survive. Indeed, even the universe contains ever-evolving galaxies and solar system, with suns and planets being created and destroyed.
Our modern world, in general, seeks to recognise this universal truth, and create laws to protect life. These laws are expressed throughout all of society and culture, which become ever-evolving norms. Morality ensures societies do not descend into chaos (uncertainty), and provides a framework for society to follow in how individuals conduct themselves - but always in accordance with one ultimate principle: life should be protected ("lawfully").
We could claim that nature is both supportive and occasionally unsupportive of life, as demonstrated through the destruction caused by natural phenomena, e.g. extreme weather. However, our interpretation may cause us to declare nature (or fate) as cruel, and impose our constructs in an attempt to explain weather phenomena. During ancient times, this typically involved conducting ceremonial sacrifices to gods - whereas in contemporary society, we use science. In both cases, the goal is to enact a moral idea through social and cultural activity.
Some philosophical ideas may contain absolute truths, such as Nihilism, but our instinct to survive ensures we avoid pushing the idea to its possible logical conclusion, i.e. (eventually) everything is nothing, or despair.
We avoid this reasonable conclusion by creating constructs, which are all driven, ultimately, by our collective instinct to survive. This collective consciousness is expressed through morality, which also tend to find practical application in systems of justice.
It is true - that our society (culture, ideals, morality...) is constructed in a way most convenient for and conducive to life.
Perhaps that's how all empires start, from insecurity. Certainly how
the Egyptian one started... John Romer (British Egyptologist)