VARGA, Csaba


  • VARGA, Csaba: Lectures on the Paradigms of Legal Thinking
    • Translated by: Emese Gáll and Csaba Varga
    • Publishing House: AKADÉMIAI Kiadó Rt.
    • Year of Publication: 1999
    • Number of Pages: 250
    • Language: English
    • This series of Lectures on the paradigms of legal thinking has been polished and refined for over two decades by the author, known for his achievements in legal philosophy and methodology. These, in their present form, introduce the reader to reasoning in law by leading him through the possibilities, boundaries and traps of assuming personal responsibility and impersonal pattern-followance alike that arose in the history of human thought and in the various legal cultures. He seeks to disclose the actual processes hidden by the veil of patterns followed in thinking, processes that we encounter both in our conceptual-logical quests for certainties and in the undertaking of fertilising ambiguity. When trying to identify definitions lurking behind the human construct of facts, notions, logic and thinking, or behind the practice of giving meanings, he discovers tradition in our presuppositions, and the world-view and moral stance in our tacit agreements. Recognising the importance of the role communication plays in shaping society, he desribes our existance and institutionalisations as self-regulating processes. Law being a wholly social venture, we not only take part in its oeuvre with our entire personality but are collectively responsible for its future.



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