Law and philosophy library. 1572-4395 ; 123.
In this monograph a fundamental distinction is made between law and juridical thinking. Law is the content of legal rules and the systems of legal rules. Juridical thinking is the handling of the law by the lawyers. To this distinction corresponds a basic distinction between the language of law and the language of juridical thinking, and correlatively, between L-concepts (law concepts) and J-concepts (juridical or jurisprudential concepts). The monograph is devoted to the J-concepts, especially of technical (not ideological or evaluative) J-concepts. Four kinds of J-concepts are investigated: morphological J-concepts, those that help us to structure the law in a logical and functional way; topological J-concepts, those that help us to indicate the phenomena to which the law is applicable, and to separate the areas of application for different legal systems; praxeological J-concepts, those that help us to explore the relations between law and action, and methodological J-concepts, those that help us to describe the methods of the professional-juridical handling of the law. The work can be characterised as presenting a lawyer ́s philosophy of law.
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Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. The Legal Order. Morphological Levels Chapter 3. The Juridical Rule Thinking Chapter 4. The Addressee Problem Chapter 5. Normative Modalities Chapter 6. The Place of the Normative in the Ontological Universe Chapter 7. The Juridical Topology. Some Basic Concepts Chapter 8. Genetic-Topological Norm-Relations Chapter 9. On Analogical Use of Legal Rules Chapter 10. On Conflicts between Legal Rules Chapter 11. On Relations between Legal Systems Chapter 12. Retroactivity, Simulactivity and Infraactivity Chapter 13. Some Basic Praxeological Concepts. The Application of Law and the Validity of Law Chapter 14. Statutory Interpretation Against the Background of a General Typology of Interpretation Chapter 15. Operative Goals and Background Goals in Legislative Argumentation Chapter 16. Stability and Change. A Study in Juridical Ideology Chapter 17. Epilogue: Intellectualism as a Cardinal Virtue of the Lawyer.
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