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Csaba VARGA: Theory of Law (2012)

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A collection of papers relating Theory of Law originally published between 1973 and 2009 ON PHILOSOPHiSING AND THEORISING IN LAW treating topics like ‘Legal Philosophy, Legal Theory – and the Future of Theoretical Legal Thought’ [2006] / ‘Legal Ontology’ [1999] / ‘Law and History: On the Historical Approach to Law’ [1999] / ‘Law as History?’ [1986] / ‘Validity’ [1999] / ‘Ex post facto Legislation’ [1999], ON CONCEPTUALISING BY LOGIFYING THE LAW involving topics like ‘Rule and/or Norm: On the Conceptualisability and Logifiability of Law’ [2003] / ‘Legal Logic and the Internal Contradiction of Law’ [2004] / ‘The Quest for Formalism in Law: Ideals of Systemicity and Axiomatisability between Utopianism and Heuristic Assertion’ [1973] / ‘Law and its Doctrinal Study (On Legal Dogmatics)’ [2006], ON FORMS AND SUBSTANCE IN LAW dealing with problems such as ‘Structures in Legal Systems: Artificiality, Relativity, and Interdependency of Structuring Elements in a Practical (Hermeneutical) Context’ [2001] / ‘Goals and Means in Law’ [2003] / ‘Law, Ethics, Economy: Independent Paths or Shared Ways?’ [2004] / ‘Towards an Autonomous Legal Policy’ [1984], as well as ON PROCESSES OF LAW facing with ‘The Judicial Black-box and the Rule of Law in the Context of European Unification and Globalisation’ [2008] / ‘Doctrine and Technique in Law’ [2002] / ‘Theory and Practice in Law: On the Magical Role of Legal Technique’ [2006] / ‘Law, Understanding of Law, Application of Law (A Summary of Developments in Thirty-six Paragraphs)’ [2007], with a paper in APPENDIX on ‘Legal Theorising: An Unrecognised Need for Practicing the European Law’ [2009]

Csaba VARGA: Codification as a Socio-Historical Phenomenon (1991/2011)

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Codification as a Socio-historical Phenomenon [1991] 2nd {reprint} ed. with an Annex & Postscript (Budapest: Szent István Társulat 2011) viii + 431



II. EARLY FORMS OF CODIFICATION: ANTIQUITY   1. Reform of Customs and their Recording in Early Antiquity, 2. Compilation of Laws by Later Codes, 3. General Features of Ancient Codification, 4. Conclusion

III. EARLY FORMS OF CODIFICATION: THE MIDDLE AGES   1. Codes of the Mediaeval Empires, 2. Codifications of Feudal Division, 3. Experiments in Sbustituting Customary Law by Statutory Law in the Age of Centralization, 4. General Features of Mediaeval Codification, 5. Conclusion

IV. CODIFICATION TRENDS IN THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENED ABSOLUTISM   1. Emergence of the Concept of Codification Qualitatively Reshaping the Law, 2. Partial Codifications in France, 3. Successful Codifications Unifying the Law [a) Codification of Bureacratic Patronage in Prussia, b) Systematic Codification in Austria], 4. Consolidation of Law as a Substitute for Codification in Russia, 5. Conclusion

V. CLASSICAL TYPE OF CODIFICATION: CONTINENTAL CODES IN THE SERVICE OF BOURGEOIS TRANSFORMATION   1. Inadequacy of Codification under Enlightened Abolutism, 2. The French Revolution and the Evolution of the Classical Type of Codification [a) Pre-Revolutionary Roots, b) Formation of the Code civil], 3. Late Bourgeois Codes [a) Codification of the Aborted Revolution in Germany, b) The Law-Unifying Code of Monopoly Capitalism in Switzerland], 4. The Consummation of Continental Codification, 5. The Non-Recurrent Nature of Bourgeois Codification, 6. Conclusion

VI. ATTEMPTS AT CODIFICATION: COMMON LAW SYSTEMS   1. Early English Development, 2. The Development of Codification in 19th-Century England, 3. Unifying Codification in British India, 4. Codification and British Law Export to the Colonies, 5. Primitivized Law Adaptation in the American Colonies, 6. Codes as a Means of Founding a New State, 7. Special Aspects of Codification in Common Law Systems, 8. Stubstitutes for Codification in Common Law Development, 9. Conclusion

VII. STRIVING FOR CODIFICATION: AFRO–ASIAN SYSTEMS   1. The Complexity of Afro–Asian Legal Development, 2. Codification of Islamic Law, 3. Codification as a Means of Substituting Tribal Costums, 4. Codification in the Modernized Afro–Asian Societies, 5. Conclusion

VIII. NEW AMBITIONS IN CODIFICATION: SOCIALIST LAW   1. The Soviet-Russian Experience, 2. Re-Codification Attempts in the Soviet Union, 3. Codification in the Satellite Countries, 4. Re-Codification in Socialist Law, 5. Conclusion


IX. POSSIBILITY OF A GENERAL CONCEPT OF CODIFICATION   1. Unity of the Historical Manifestations of the Codification Phenomenon, 2. The Concept of Codification Development, 3. The Concept of Codification

X. RATIONALIZATION AS THE MOTIVE FORCE BEHIND CODIFICATION DEVELOPMENT   1. Rationality and Social Development, 2. Rationalization of Law in the History of Codification, 3. Utopias of Rationality in the Development of the Idea of Codification

XI. TYPES OF CODIFICATION IN CODIFICATION DEVELOPMENT   1. Functional Types of Codification, 2. Codification as a Quantitative and as a Qualitative Treatment of the Law, 3. The Common Core of Codification Phenomenon





CODIFICATION ON THE THRESHOLD OF THE THIRD MILLENNIUM [2002]   I. Codification Now   1. With Ethos Changed, 2. Undermined by Disappointment   II. Structural and Functional Perspectives   3. Systemicity as the Core Element, 4. Challenge by the European Union, 5. The Issue of Convergence   III. Historical Revision   6. Reconsidering Early Past, 7. Reconsidering Late Modernity, 8. Transubstantiation of the Code-based Function   IV. Postscript   9. With a Methodological Conclusion, 10. Arriving at a Crossroads Again

Csaba VARGA: Law and Philosophy; Selected Papers in Legal Theory (1994)

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Law and Philosophy Selected Papers in Legal Theory (Budapest: ELTE “Comparative Legal Cultures” Project 1994) xi + 530 [Philosophiae Iuris]

papers (20 in English, 5 in German and 2 in French) spanning from 1970 to 1992:

LAW AS PRACTICE   ‘La formation des concepts en sciences juridiques’ [1970] / ‘Geltung des Rechts – Wirksamkeit des Rechts’ [1978] / ‘Macrosociological Theories of Law’ [1983] / ‘Law & its Inner Morality’ [1984] / ‘The Law & its Limits’ [1985]   LAW AS TECHNIQUE   ‘Domaine »externe« & domaine »interne« en droit’ [1983] / ‘Die ministerielle Begründung’ [1977] / ‘The Preamble’ [1970] / ‘Presumption & Fiction’ [1988] / ‘Legal Technique’ [1988]   LAW AS LOGIC   ‘Moderne Staatlichkeit und modernes formales Recht’ [1982] / ‘Heterogeneity & Validity of Law’ [1986] / ‘Leibniz & die Frage der rechtlichen Systembildung’ [1973] / ‘Law & its Approach as a System’ [1975] / ‘Logic of Law & Judicial Activity’ [1982] / ‘Kelsen’s Pure Theory of Law’  [1988] / ‘The Nature of the Judicial Application of Norms’ [1992]   LAW AS EXPERIENCE   ‘The Socially Determined Nature of Legal Reasoning’ [1971] / ‘The Ontological Foundation of Law’ [1983] / ‘Is Law a System of Enactments?’ [1984] / ‘The Uniqueness of National Legal Cultures’ [1992] / ‘Institutions as Systems’ [1991]   LAW AS HISTORY   ‘From Legal Customs to Legal Folkways’ [1981] / ‘Anthropological Jurisprudence?’ [1985] / ‘Law as a Social Issue’ [1985] / ‘Law as History?’ [1986] / ‘Rechtskultur – Denkkultur’ [1988]

Csaba VARGA: Études en philosophie du droit / Estudios en filosofia del derecho (1994)

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Études en philosophie du droit / Estudios en filosofia del derecho (Budapest: ELTE “Comparative Legal Cultures” Project 1994) xii + 332 [Philosophiae Iuris]

papers in Latinic languages (10 in French and 3 in Spanish) spanning from 1967 to 1990:

‘Documents de Kelsen en Hongrie (Hans Kelsen & Julius Moór)’ [1987] / ‘Quelques problèmes de la définition du droit dans la théorie socialiste du droit’ [1967] / ‘Lénine & la création révolutionnaire du droit’ [1969] / ‘La séparation des pouvoirs (Idéologie & utopie dans la pensée politique)’ [1984] / ‘Les bases sociales du raisonnement juridique’ [1971] / ‘Quelques questions méthodologiques de la formation des concepts en sciences juridiques’ [1970] / Algunas cuestiones metodológicas de la formación de los conceptos en ciencias jurídicas [1970] / ‘La question de la rationalité formelle en droit’ [1978] / ‘Chose juridique & réification en droit’ [1978] / ‘Teórias macrosociológicas del derecho’ [1983] / ‘Domaine »externe« & domaine »interne« en droit’ [1983] / ‘Technique juridique’ [1988] / ‘Présomption’ [1988] / ‘Fiction’ [1988] / ‘La moralité intérieure du droit’ [1984] / ‘Reflexiones arcerca del derecho y sua moralidad interna’ [1984] / ‘Le droit en tant qu’histoire’ [1986]

Csaba VARGA: Rechtsphilosophische Aufsätze (1994)

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Papers in Germanic languages (19 in German, 1 in Danish and 1 in Swedish) spanning from 1978 to 1990:

‘Beiträge zu den Beziehungen zwischen Gustav Radbruch & Georg Lukács’ [1979] / ‘Die Entwicklung des rechtstheoretischen Denkens in der Ungarischen Räterepublik’ [1969] / ‘Die Kodifikation & ihr Verfall in der Entwicklungsgeschichte der bürgerlichen Demokratie’ [1978] / ‘Rationalitet och rättens objektifiering’ [1975] / ‘Utopi og Kodifikation’ [1976] / ‘Historisches Wesen & aktuelle Bedeutung der Kodifikation’ [1977] / ‘Rechtssetzung als Objektivationsprozesses’ [1979] / ‘Die ministerielle Begründung in rechtsphilosophischer Sicht’ [1977] / ‘Moderne Staatlichkeit & modernes formales Recht’ [1982] / ‘Leibniz & die Frage der rechtlichen Systembildung’ [1973] / ‘Der Systemcharacter des Rechts’ [1979] / ‘Die grundlegende Gesellschaftlichkeit der Rechtsanwendung’ [1978] / ‘Über die Rechtsanwendung (Ontologische Überlegungen)’ [1986] / ‘Recht & Rechtsverwirklichung (»Juristischer Weltbild«, Subsumption & Manipulation)’ [1979] / ‘Hans Kelsens Rechtsanwendungslehre (Entwicklung, Mehrdeutigkeiten, offene Probleme, Perspektiven)’ [1986] / ‘Geltung des Rechts – Wirksamkeit des Rechts’ [1978] / ‘Heterogeneität & Geltung des Rechts’ [1979] / ‘Hans Kelsens’ Reine Rechtslehre – gestern, heute, morgen’ [1988] / ‘Für die Selbständigkeit der Rechtspolitik’ [1985] / ‘Die Gewaltenteilung (Ideologie & Utopie im politischen Denken)’ [1984] / ‘Rechtskultur – Denkkultur’ [1988]

Чаба VARGA: Право; Теория и философия (1994)

October 24, 2010 1 comment

Papers in Slavic languages  (10 in Russian, 3 in Czech, 2 in Serbian and 1 in Polish) spanning from 1974 to 1991:

‘Zásadní otázky vývoje a současnosti kodifikace právních institutů’ [1975] / ‘Изменение общества и права и вопросы кодификации’ [1973] / ‘Rozwoj prawa a jego kodyfikacja’ [1973] / ‘Систематизация и кодификация законодательства’ [1979] / ‘Взаимосвязь правотворчества и прaвоприменения’ [1978] / ‘Ленин и револуционное законодательство’ [1969] / ‘Завершение сoциалистической кодификации’ [1975] / ‘Ministerske oduvodneni a jeho uloha ve zprostredkovani pravnich hodnot’ [1977] / ‘Preambule – otazka pravní vědy’ [1970] / ‘За самостоятелность правовой политики’ [1985] / ‘Теоретическое содержание права как надстройки’ [1986] / ‘Појам права у Лукачевој онтологији’ [1977] / ‘Диалектика развития правовых инструментов: Презумпция / Фикция’ [1986] / ‘Раздeлeние властей – идеология и утопия в политической мысли’ [1984] / ‘Право как история’ [1986] / ‘Слобода, једнакост и појмовни минимум правие комуникације’ [1989]