GENERAL INFORMATION:
Legal Philosophy
Legal Philosophy
Study: Civil Law - 9. semester
Commercial Law - 9. semester
Constitutional-Administrative - 9. semester
Criminal Law - 9. semester
International Law - 9. semester
The European Union Law - 9. semester
Code: 133424
ECTS: 4.0
Course coordinators: izv. prof. dr. sc. Luka Burazin
Lecturers: izv. prof. dr. sc. Kenneth Einar Himma - Lectures
Exam dates:
  • 26. 04. 2021.
  • 07. 06. 2021.
  • 21. 06. 2021.
  • 05. 07. 2021.
  • 30. 08. 2021.
  • 13. 09. 2021.
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Basic data
Legal Philosophy Civil Law - 9. semester
Commercial Law - 9. semester
Constitutional-Administrative - 9. semester
Criminal Law - 9. semester
International Law - 9. semester
The European Union Law - 9. semester
4.0 133424
Lecturer in charge Consultations Location
izv. prof. dr. sc. Luka Burazin

Mondays 10:00 am - 11:30 am.

Trg Republike Hrvatske 14, room 47
Lecturer Consultations Location
izv. prof. dr. sc. Kenneth Einar Himma (Lectures) Trg Republike Hrvatske 14, room 47
Literature
REQUIRED: Andrei Marmor; Philosophy of Law; Princeton University Press (2011), str. 1-172
RECOMMENDED: Brian H. Bix; A Dictionary of Legal Theory; Oxford University Press (2004), str. 1.-227
RECOMMENDED: Neil MacCormick; Institutions of Law; Oxford University Press (2007), str. 1.-317
RECOMMENDED: IVR Encyclopaedia of Jurisprudence, Legal Theory and Philosophy of Law, http://ivr-enc.info/index.php?title=Main_Page;
RECOMMENDED: Lawrence Solum; Legal Theory Lexicon, http://lsolum.typepad.com/legal_theory_lexicon/;
RECOMMENDED: Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, http://plato.stanford.edu/;
Description
The introductory part of the course looks into Hans Kelsen s attempt to present a "pure" theory of law and the reasons for its failure. The course goes on to analyse some of H.L.A. Hart s contributions to legal philosophy, especially his attempt to separate our understanding of law from the concept of sovereignty. The next topic of the course offers an analysis of the essential authoritative nature of law and attempts to reconcile it with Hart s conception of law as based on social rules. Thereafter, the course considers the contemporary versions of the substantive nondetachment view about the nature of law. It then presents the methodological variant of the nondetachment view. Finally, the course focuses on the role of language and interpretation in understanding the content of the law.
Exam dates
26. 04. 2021.
07. 06. 2021.
21. 06. 2021.
05. 07. 2021.
30. 08. 2021.
13. 09. 2021.