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Titre du document / Document title

Scientia iuris : An unsolved philosophical problem = Scientia iuris : un problème philosophique non résolu

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

PECZENIK Aleksander (1) ;

Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s)

(1) Faculty of Law, Lund University, SUEDE

Résumé / Abstract

Legal dogmatics in Continental European law (scientia iuris, Rechtswissenschaft) consists of professional legal writings whose task is to systematize and interpret valid law. Legal dogmatics pursues knowledge of the existing law, yet in many cases it leads to a change of the law. Among general theories of legal dogmatics, one may mention the theories of negligence, intent, adequate causation and ownership. The theories produce principles and they also produce defeasible rules. By means of production of general and defeasible theories, legal dogmatics aims at obtaining a system of law that is both internally coherent and harmonized with its background in morality and (political) philosophy. Legal dogmatics is necessary in the context of constitutional constraints on the majority rule. Only if the courts act on the basis of Reason can they be a legitimate counterpart of the majority rule. And Reason cannot be exhausted by particular decision making. It also needs a more abstract deliberation, given by expert jurists. However, legal dogmatics has been a target of several kinds of criticism: empirical, morally-political, epistemological, logical, and ontological. The position taken in this article is to answer such criticism by mutually adjusting philosophy and the practices of the law.

Revue / Journal Title

Ethical theory and moral practice    ISSN  1386-2820 

Source / Source

2000, vol. 3, no3, pp. 273-302 (1 p.3/4)

Langue / Language

Anglais

Editeur / Publisher

Springer, Heidelberg, ALLEMAGNE  (1998) (Revue)

Mots-clés anglais / English Keywords

Europe

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Rights

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Dogmatics

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Rule

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Morality

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Political philosophy

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Majority

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Constitution

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Deliberation

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Decision

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Expertise

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Mots-clés français / French Keywords

Europe

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Droit

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Dogmatique

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Règle

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Moralité

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Philosophie politique

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Majorité

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Constitution

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Délibération

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Décision

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Expertise

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Science juridique

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Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 26908, 35400009140352.0030

Nº notice refdoc (ud4) : 1148094



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