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Theatrvm legale mvndi; Symbola Cs. Varga oblata (ed. Péter Cserne, 2007)

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Attila Badó & Mátyás Bencze ‘Reforming the Hungarian Lay Justice System’ / Chongko Choi ‘East Asian Encounter with Western Law and Emergence of Asian Jurisprudence’ / Lajos Cs. Kiss ‘Karl Mannheims Rezeption in Ungarn’ / Péter Cserne ‘How to Use Philosophy, Economics and Psychology in Jurisprudence: The Case of Paternalism in Contract Law’ / Jørgen Dalberg-Larsen ‘Policy of Law and Codifications’ / Péter Erdő ‘Kirchenrechtliche Aspekte der Bischofssynode’ / Carla Faralli ‘Challenges in Contemporary Legal Philosophy’ / Balázs Fekete ‘In the Matrix of Global Governance: Reflections on the Transformation of Statehood in the Age of Global Governance’ / Volkmar Gessner ‘Regulation and Support: International Business in a Global Legal Culture’ / Christopher Berry Gray ‘Kelsen’s Kairos: The Secessinary Moment and Its Validation’ / Tamás Győrfi ‘Jurisprudence of Reasons? The Dworkin–Schauer Debate’ / István H. Szilágyi ‘Barna Horváth’s Genius’ / András Jakab ‘Critical Remarks on Alexy’s Theory of Principles’ / János Jany ‘Legal Pluralism in Islamic and Jewish Law during their Formative and Classical Period’ / András Karácsony ‘Legal Hermeneutics in German Jurisprudence’ / Keziban Kiliç & Máté Paksy ‘À la recherche du meilleur droit possible: Trois aspects de l’ontologie juridique leibnizienne’ / Peter Koller ‘Die Idee sozialer Gleichheit’ / Miklós Könczöl ‘Justice to Future Generations and the Problem of Uncertainty: Some Communitarian Approaches’ / David Nelken ‘Legal Culture, Transnational Legal Processes and Conformity’ / Vittorio Olgiati ‘The Preamble of the Treaty that Institutes a Constitution for Europe: A Question of Virtual Reality’ / Esin Örücü ‘Some Problems and Pitfalls in Researching Law in Foreign Jurisdictions’ / Marijan Pavčnik ‘The Rule of Law Arguments: Its Elements and Some Open Questions and Cases’ / Zoltán Péteri ‘Droit et culture: Aux origines de la comparaison des cultures juridiques’ / Béla Pokol ‘Einbeziehung der Herrschaftsdimension in die Luhmannsche Systemtheorie’ / Jiri Priban ‘From the Spirit of the Laws to the Politics of Identity: A Critique of Ethno-nationalist Fantasies and their Legalisations’ / Nikolas H. M. Roos ‘Theodicee: God Guilty as Charged?’ / Juan Igartua Salaverría ‘Some Cautionary Observations with Regard to the Judicial Evaluation of »Scientific Evidence«’ / Mihály Samu ‘Collective Rights of Minorities and their Quality as Constituent of the State’ / Marie Sandström ‘The Swedish Model: Three Aspects of Legal Methodology’ / József Szabadfalvi ‘Prima Philosophia Iuris: A Sketch of Bódog Somló’s Legal Philosophical Oeuvre’ / Miklós Szabó ‘Propositions in Law’ / Péter Szilágyi ‘Zum Verhältnis der Rechtstheorie und der Verfassungsgerichtsbarkeit in Ungarn’ / Péter Takács ‘Der Begriff des Gemeinwohls’ / Szilárd Tattay ‘Ius and Dominium in Thomas Aquinas’ / Jean-Marie Trigeaud ‘Immutabilité et changement dans le politique et le droit’ / Antal Visegrády ‘The Developmental Tendencies of the National Legal Systems in the European Union’ / Gordana Vukadinović & Ágnes Kartag-Ódri ‘Tendencies in the Contemporary Theory of Law in Serbia’ / János Zlinszky ‘Römisches Recht: Beispielsammlung für Rechtsphilosophie’ // ‘Bibliography of Csaba Varga’s Works’

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Csaba VARGA: The Place of Law in Lukács’ World Concept (1985/2012)

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The Place of Law in Lukács’ World Concept [1985] 3rd [reprint] ed. with Postface (Budapest: Szent István Társulat 2012) 218

Introduction: Lukács and the Problems of Law

Part One   Preliminary Skirmishes with the Questions of Law

Chapter 1   Encounters of the Young Lukács with Law   1.1 Legal Studies, 1.2 Friendship with Felix Somló, 1.3 Relationship with Gustav Radbruch

Chapter 2   Glorification of Consciousness in History and Class Consciousness   2.1 The Search for a Way Opposed to Institutions: Law as Force and as Consciousness, 2.2 Reification and the Consciousness of the Proletariat and its Dramatized Legal Conception, 2.3 Messianism as the Core of Lukács’ Preconception

Chapter 3   Provisional Summaries and Question Marks   3.1 Ruthlessness and its Trap in The Destruction of Reason, 3.2 Allusions to a Synthesis in The Specificity of the Aesthetic

Part Two   The Ontology: a Copernican Revolution

Chapter 4   The Ontological Approach as a Methodological Possibility of Transcending Socialist Normativism   4.1 The Genesis and Methodological Significance of the Ontology   4.2 Socialist Legal Thinking (4.2.1 The Revolutionary Period, 4.2.2 The Roots and Manifestations of Socialist Normativism, 4.2.3 The Need for Progress), 4.3 The Making of an Ontological Approach to Law

Chapter 5   The Ontological Concept of Law   5.1 Law as a Complex of Mediation (5.1.1 Complex of Complexes, 5.1.2 Complexes or Social Relationships, 5.1.3 The Interaction of Complexes: Mediation, 5.2 Law as Objectification and as Actual Functioning (5.2.1 The Genesis of Law and the Dialectics of the Use of Coercion, 5.2.2 Positive Law and Natural Law, 5.2.3 The Inner Contradiction of Law, 5.2.4 Legal Superstructure), 5.3 Is Law a Reflection of Reality? (5.3.1 Teleology and Causality, 5.3.2 Reflection of Reality and the Question of Incongruence, 5.3.3 The Nature of Juridical Concepts, 5.3.4 Validity as a Distinctive Quality of Law), 5.4 Law in Action: Formal Legality versus Social Optimum (5.4.1 Components of Law-Observance, 5.4.2 Law and Logic: Subsumption and Manipulation, 5.4.3 “Jurist’s World View” and the Ideology of the Legal Profession)

Chapter 6   The Ontological Approach as a Horizon in the General Renewal of Marxism

Appendix   “Thing” and Reification in Law   A.1 “Thing” or Reification in Marxist Philosophy?, A.2 Concepts of “Thing” as Fictions in the Law, A.3 Objectification, Reification and Alienation as Qualities of the Existence of Law (A.3.1 Objectification, A.3.2 Reification, A.3.3 Alienation), A.4 Conclusions

Postscript   The Contemporaneity of Lukács’ Ideas with Modern Social Theoretical Thought (The Ontology of Social Being in Social Science Reconstructions – with Regards to Constructs like Law)   P.1 Ontologies and The Ontology of Social Being, P.2 Some Key Terms of Lukács’ Ontology, P.3 The Ontology of Social Being as Applied to Law, P.4 Gattungswesen and Alienation

Csaba VARGA: Sur les transferts juridiques, in: Liber amicorum; Studia A. Tamás septuagenario dedicata (ed. András Gerencsér & Péter Takács, 2011)

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copie de preuve à ‘Sur les Transferts juridiques: Une analyse conceptuelle’ [trad. de l’anglais Laélien Buridan] in Ratio legis – ratio juris Ünnepi tanulmányok Tamás András tiszteletére 70. születésnapja alkalmából / Liber amicorum Studia A. Tamás septuagenario dedicata, szerk. Gerencsér András & Takács Péter (Budapest: Szent István Társulat 2011), 528–550 [Pro Publico Bono / Xenia / Bibliotheca Iuridica: Libri Amicorum 39]

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Csaba VARGA: Theory of the Judicial Process; The Establishment of Facts (1995/2011)

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Theory of the Judicial Process The Establishment of Facts [1995] 2nd {reprint} ed. with Postfaces I and II (Budapest: Szent István Társulat 2011) viii + 308



2. THE FACT AND ITS APPROACH IN PHILOSOPHY AND IN LAW   2.1. The Understanding of Facts, 2.2. The Cognition of Facts, 2.3. Brute Fact and Institutional Fact (2.3.1. Process-like Development, 2.3.2. Graduality, 2.3.3. Being Attached to Objectivisation or Self-generation, 2.3.4. Indeterminateness, 2.3.5. Relativity, 2.3.6. Historicity and the Methodological Dilemma of Cognition), 2.4. The Particularity of the Appearance of Fact in Law

3. THE IMPUTATIVE CHARATER OF THE JUDICIAL ESTABLISHMENT OF FACTS   3.1. Logic of Problem Solving and Logic of Justification, 3.2. The Difference between Cognition and Judging, 3.3. The Selective Role of Relevancy, 3.4. Fact and Case: a Mental Transformation, 3.5. The Practical Dependency and Context of Qualification, 3.6. Descriptivity Excluded from the Normative Sphere (3.6.1. Concept and Type, Subsumption and Subordination), 3.7. The Unity of Fact and Value, 3.8. The Unity of Fact and Law (3.8.1. “Question of Fact” and “Question of Law”, 3.8.2. The Question of “Ordinary Words”), 3.9. The Reflexivity of Factual and Normative Operations, 3.10. The Limited Natur of Cognition and the Indefinability of Language, 3.11. The Non-cognitive Dialectic of Normative Classification, 3.12. Ascriptivity as End Result

4. THE JUDICIAL ESTABLISHMENT OF FACTS AND ITS PROCEDURALITY   4.1. The Constitutive Nature of the Establishment of Facts, 4.2. Evidence and Procedurality (4.2.1. The Question of “Certainty”), 4.3. The Role of the Force of Law

5. THE NATURE OF THE JUDICIAL ESTABLISHMENT OF FACTS   5.1. As the Play of a Game, 5.2. As the Precondition to Mete out a Legal Sanction, 5.3. As a Non-cognitively Homogeneous Activity, 5.4. As the Reproduction of the Law as a System (5.4.1. The Claim for Normative Closedness, 5.4.2. The Openness of the Communication about Facts)

APPENDIX I: KELSEN’S THEORY OF LAW-APPLICATION: EVOLUTION, AMBIGUITIES, OPEN QUESTIONS   1. „Hauptprobleme der Staatsrechtslehre”, 2. „Allgemeine Staatslehre”, 3. „Reine Rechtslehre” (3.1. Theory of Gradation, 3.2. The Constitutive Character of Law-application, 3.3. Theoretical Question Marks, 3.4. The Theory of Interpretation, 3.5. A Procedural View of Law?, 3.6. Self-transcendence of the Pure Theory?, 3.7. Who Watches the Watchman?)


POSTFACE I: AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE NATURE OF THE JUDICIAL ESTABLISHMENT OF FACTS [1990/1994 & 1991/1992 & 2009]   The Investigation / What Kind of Path has been Covered? / How can we Get Closer to a Feasible Answer? / The Range of Problems in Connection with Facts / Theoretical Advance

POSTFACE II: WHAT IS TO COME AFTER LEGAL POSITIVISM IS OVER? DEBATES REVOLVING AROUND THE TOPIC OF »THE JUDICIAL ESTABLISHMENT OF FACTS« [2001]   Natural Law and Legal Positivism / Legal Positivism and its Logic / Autopoiesis in Praxis / Formalism and Antiformalism in Kelsen-interpretation / On Facts / Fact and Law / Inseparability within the Prevailing Totality / Answers in Deconstructionism

Csaba VARGA: Transition? To Rule of Law?; Constitutionalism and Transitional Justice Challenged in Central & Eastern Europe (2008)

March 12, 2012 Leave a comment

Transition? To Rule of Law? Constitutionalism and Transitional Justice Challenged in Central & Eastern Europe (Pomáz: Kráter 2008) 292 [PoLíSz sorozat könyvei 7]

TOWARDS A TRANSITION TO RULE OF LAW   Radical Change and Unbalance of Law in a Central Europe under the Rule of Myths, not of Law [1996] / Legal Scholarship at the Threshold of a New Millennium in the Central and Eastern European Region [1997] /  Rule of Law: Imperfectly Realised, or Perfected without Realisation? [2000] / Rule of Law – at the Crossroads of Challenges [2001] / Rule of Law, or the Dilemma of an Ethos: to be Gardened or Mechanicised [2007]

THE BURDEN OF THE PAST   Why Having Failed in Facing with the Past? [2003] / Creeping Renovation of Law through Constitutional Judiciary? [2005] / What Has Happened and What Is Happening ever Since (To the Memory of Deportations to Forced Labour Camps at Hortobágy) [2005] / 1956 Judged by Ethics and Law, or the Moral Unity of the Law’s Responsiveness as a Post-totalitarian Dilemma [2006]

PERSPECTIVES   Failed Crusade: American Self-confidence, Russian Catastrophe [2002] / “Radical Evil” on Trial [2002] / Rule of Law between the Scylla of Imported Patterns and the Charybdis of Actual Realisations (The Experience of Lithuania) [2004]

WHAT CAN BE HOPED FOR NOW?   In Bondage of Paradoxes, or Deadlock at the Peak of the Law we have Created for Ourselves [2007] / At the Crossroads of Civil Obedience and Civil Disobedience [2007]