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The Resource Wissen des Rechts, Alexander Somek ; mit Kommentaren von Andreas Funke und Thomas Vesting

Wissen des Rechts, Alexander Somek ; mit Kommentaren von Andreas Funke und Thomas Vesting

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Wissen des Rechts
Title
Wissen des Rechts
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Alexander Somek ; mit Kommentaren von Andreas Funke und Thomas Vesting
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ger
Summary
Positive law is the object of legal studies. But what is its subject? Is it legal scholarship qua mystical collective body? Is it the courts? Or is it, possibly, the law itself? The main thrust of this volume is to defend the claim that the law is not only the object of legal knowledge, but also its subject. The key to unlocking this somewhat mysterious claim is a theory of the sources of law. These can be understood as forms of judgement, for example in the form of the assertion that something does not work because it has never existed (customary law), or that something is not allowed because it has been decreed so (statutory law). No source can speak for itself, but needs to be assisted by others. As a result, a tense relationship of mutual recognition and rejection arises between and among sources. When it comes to the practice of courts and legal scholarship, this relationship can be reconstructed in Hegelian terms as a dialectic of domination and servitude. The only way out of this dead-end is to extend the theory of legal sources to that of the legal relation. On this basis, legal validity can be understood as a construct we use to deal with reasonable moral disagreements
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OHX
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1961-
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Somek, Alexander
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • 1972-
  • 1958-
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  • Funke, Andreas
  • Vesting, Thomas
Series statement
Fundamenta juris publici,
Series volume
7
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  • Law
  • Effectiveness and validity of law
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Wissen des Rechts, Alexander Somek ; mit Kommentaren von Andreas Funke und Thomas Vesting
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Copyright
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
viii, 146 pages
Isbn
9783161564895
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9783161564895
System control number
(OCoLC)1100399001
Label
Wissen des Rechts, Alexander Somek ; mit Kommentaren von Andreas Funke und Thomas Vesting
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
viii, 146 pages
Isbn
9783161564895
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9783161564895
System control number
(OCoLC)1100399001

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