PHILOSOPHY OF LAW:
Philosophy of Law
Chair of General Theory of Law and State
Philosophy of Law
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: 61334
ECTS: 4.0
Course coordinators: izv. prof. dr. sc. Luka Burazin
Lecturers: izv. prof. dr. sc. Kenneth Einar Himma - Lectures
doc. dr. sc. Mario Krešić - Lectures
Exam dates:
  • 20. 04. 2020.
  • 01. 06. 2020.
  • 15. 06. 2020.
  • 29. 06. 2020.
  • 31. 08. 2020.
  • 14. 09. 2020.
Exam registration: Studomat
Basic data
Philosophy of Law 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 61334
Lecturer in charge Consultations Location
izv. prof. dr. sc. Luka Burazin

Mondays 10:00 am - 11:30 am. During October 2019 Tuesdays 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
doc. dr. sc. Mario Krešić (Lectures)

 

Wednesday at 10:00

 

 

Trg Republike Hrvatske 3, room 303
Literature
Andrei Marmor; Philosophy of Law; Princeton University Press (2011), str. 1.-172
Brian H. Bix; A Dictionary of Legal Theory; Oxford University Press (2004), str. 1.-227
Neil MacCormick; Institucije prava; Naklada Breza (2014), str. 1.-417
IVR Encyclopaedia of Jurisprudence, Legal Theory and Philosophy of Law, http://ivr-enc.info/index.php?title=Main_Page;
Lawrence Solum; Legal Theory Lexicon, http://lsolum.typepad.com/legal_theory_lexicon/;
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, http://plato.stanford.edu/;
Description
The introductory part of the course provides students with the role and tasks of legal philosophy and 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
20. 04. 2020.
01. 06. 2020.
15. 06. 2020.
29. 06. 2020.
31. 08. 2020.
14. 09. 2020.