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

March 13, 2012 Leave a comment

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

Julius MOÓR: Schriften zur Rechtsphilosophie (hrsg. Csaba Varga, 2006)

January 2, 2011 Leave a comment

Julius Moór Schriften zur Rechtsphilosophie (Budapest: Szent István Társulat 2006) xxii + 485 [Philosophiae Iuris: Excerpta Historica Philosophiae Hungaricae Iuris / Bibliotheca Iuridica: Opera Classica 3]

seventeen papers published in German, two in Italian and one in French as reprinted fac simile:  ‘Macht, Recht, Moral: Ein Beitrag zur Bestimmung des Rechtsbegriffes’ [1922] / ‘Eine Rechtsphilosophie des »kritischen Relativismus«: Kritische Auseinandersetzung mit der Rechtsphilosophie Max Ernst Mayers’ [1923–24] / ‘Das Logische im Recht’ [1928] / ‘Metaphysik und Rechtsphilosophie’ [1929] / ‘Reine Rechtslehre, Naturrecht und Rechtspositivismus’ [1931] / ‘Geschichte der Rechtswissenschaften in Ungarn’ [1932] / ‘Les diverses sources du droit, leur équilibre et leur hiérarchie dans le système juridique hongrois’ [1932] / ‘Soziologie und Rechtsphilosophie’ [1934] / ‘Creazione e applicazione del diritto’ [1934] / ‘Recht und Gewohnheitsrecht: Eine Auseinandersetzung mit Hans Mokre und zugleich ein Beitrag zur Theorie des Rechts und des Gewohnheitsrechts’ [1934] / ‘Das Problem des Naturrechts’ [1935] / ‘Reine Rechtslehre: Randbemerkungen zum neuesten Werk Kelsens’ [1935] / ‘»Das Wesen der Philosophie« nach Pauler’ [1936] / ‘Öffentliches und privates Recht’ [1938] / ‘Das Rechtssystem’ [1939] / ‘Des Wissenschafts-Charakter der Jurisprudenz’ [1940] / ‘Sulla questione delle lacune nel diritto’ [1941] / ‘Recht und Gesellschaft’ [1942] / ‘Tuka’s Rechtsphilosophie’ [1943] / ‘Was ist Rechtsphilosophie?’ [1943]

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

October 25, 2010 Leave a comment

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: Rechtsphilosophische Aufsätze (1994)

October 24, 2010 Leave a comment

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]