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Vol 24 No 2 Feb/March 2019

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Law and Life: Why Law?


ISBN13: 9783030018474
Published: April 2019
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Country of Publication: Switzerland
Format: Hardback
Price: £89.99



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This book is based on the assumption that the world is governed by a widespread field of interconnected laws. In this field man-made laws – legal laws - have to coexist with the laws of nature, the laws of science and the laws of logic. They have to find their place in relation to a certain society. They have to relate to the demands of morality, ethics, custom and trust. They have to follow the laws of language. They have to deal with a variety of professional and esthetic rules. They have to defend their position between art and craft. Finally, and significantly, they have to cope with a host of different ideas about truth.This book approaches law as a human construct meant to strengthen society as it develops through the ages. Knowledge of the law – legal knowledge – is of doubtful value if it ignores the demands and ideals of society. The same goes for the thinking leading to legal knowledge.

This book focuses on a basic concept. That concept is met if the legal thinking, leading to legal knowledge, reaches the level of an independent, law and society oriented, contemplative discipline. A discipline which is in that sense and to that extent in touch with - cherished or less cherished - parts of given law.

Subjects:
Jurisprudence
Contents:
1. Law and Life
2. The Rule of Law
3. Law and Society
4. Homo iuridicus versus homo societatis
5. The Social Bond
6. Summary and Last Remarks.