In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.
____________________ some respects, this is unsurprising. Many of these laws do not have an _______________ political flavour. The rule against admitting _______________ evidence, for instance, is a result of simple good sense and a keen awareness of human ______________, independent of the relationship between the ruler and the ruled. The same ________________ for the laws of property and contract.