Legal Rules, Moral Norms and Democratic Principles by Bartosz WojciechowskiLegal Rules, Moral Norms and Democratic Principles by Bartosz Wojciechowski

Legal Rules, Moral Norms and Democratic Principles

EditorBartosz Wojciechowski, Piotr W. Juchacz, Karolina Cern

Hardcover | January 10, 2013

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The book tackles significant problems that each historian of law faces in the light of present decline of philosophical, ethical and ideological canons in the overall context of western civilization. The issues discussed in the book manifest themselves in the question whether the «democratic turn» is a real or just a virtue one. Democracy generally means governance by the people – but who are the people? What kind of governance by the people can be claimed as democratic – all of the various types that exist or only a single, chosen one? What – if any – is the normative issue of such a governance? Democracy, after all, is not a simple descriptive model of governance; it is deeply rooted in our preferences and hence normative patterns of conduct, which are not yet to be understood as the norm but rather as founding principles. Democracy is a thoroughly normative model. It is always as constructed and uttered in the picture of life at the same time.
Bartosz Wojciechowski is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law, University of Łód´z (Poland) and a judge in the District Administrative Court. He has published and co-edited several books, most recently Philosophical Approach to the Interculturality of Criminal Law (2010). Piotr W. Juchacz is Assistant Professor in the Departmen...
Title:Legal Rules, Moral Norms and Democratic PrinciplesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:January 10, 2013Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3631640080

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Table of Contents

Contents: Karolina M. Cern/Bartosz Wojciechowski: Postmetaphysical approach to moral autonomy and justification of the thesis of the necessary relations between the legal and moral discourse – Marco Antonio Oliveira de Azevedo: Commands and Claims – Maciej Pichlak: The Autonomy from Morality as a Moral Claim: on Some Paradox of Legal Positivism – Martin Škop: Legal Rules, Moral Norms and Arbitrariness – Barbara Weber: Between Rationality (Habermas) and Sympathy (Rorty): Two Pragmatic Perspectives on Human Rights – Sebastian Sykuna/Jerzy Zajadło: Towards a New Theory of Hard Cases – Massimo Leone: Citizens of a Lesser God - Religious Minorities and the Legal Discourse of Multi-Cultural Democracies: the Case of Canada – Marta Soniewicka: How Dangerous Can the Sterilized Needle Be? Torture, Terrorism, and the Self-Refutation of the Liberal-Democratic State – Paul Bouissac: The Legal Status of Animals: From Perpetrators of Wrongs to Victims of Abuses – Piotr W. Juchacz: Public Hearing: On the Dangers of Adversarial Participation – José Manuel Aroso Linhares: Law in/as Literature as an alternative humanistic discourse. The Unavoidable Resistance to Legal Scientific Pragmatism or the Fertile Promise of a Communitas Without Law? – Leszek Leszczyński: Legal Certainty and Legal Discretion in the Statutory Legal Law – Lin Yuchuan: Confucianism and the Localization of Chinese Political Democracy – Agnieszka Choduń: Influence of Internationalisms on communicativeness of legal discourse – Romina Amicolo: Legal Rules in the Name of Democracy and Democracy in the Name of Legal Rules: Parallel Deaths of Socrates and Julius Caesar.