MP417Zk History of Legal Thought

Faculty of Law
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. JUDr. Jaromír Harvánek, CSc. (lecturer)
JUDr. Lukáš Hlouch, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. JUDr. Pavel Holländer, DrSc. (lecturer)
doc. JUDr. Radim Polčák, Ph.D. (lecturer)
JUDr. Bc. Terezie Smejkalová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. JUDr. Tomáš Sobek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. JUDr. Mgr. Martin Škop, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. JUDr. PhDr. Miloš Večeřa, CSc. (lecturer)
JUDr. Michal Malaník, Ph.D. (assistant)
Mgr. Bc. Linda Tvrdíková (assistant)
Guaranteed by
JUDr. Bc. Terezie Smejkalová, Ph.D.
Department of Legal Theory - Faculty of Law
Contact Person: Tereza Buchalová
Supplier department: Department of Legal Theory - Faculty of Law
Mon 24. 2. to Fri 22. 5. Mon 10:00–11:40 038
Prerequisites (in Czech)
NOW_LIMIT ( MP417Z History of Legal Thought - sem ) || MP417Z History of Legal Thought - sem || CM417Z History of Legal Thought - sem
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
  • Law (programme PrF, PR_) (2)
  • Law (programme PrF, M-PPV) (2)
Course objectives
At the end of the course students should be able to: use fundamental means of legal methodology; understand fundamental theoretical approaches; argument by use of legal conceptions; solve hard cases; make reasoned decisions at meta-legal level.
  • 1. Iuspositivism v. iusnaturalism I. 2. Iuspositivism v. iusnaturalism II. 3. Constructive metaphysic otherwise imperative of inflexibility of material core of the constitution 4. Legal rules: philosophical contexts 5. Legal principles 6. Principle of proportionality: variability of it s structure 7. Varity categories in normative thought 8. Legal language and legal hermeneutics 9. Interpretation and argumentation in law 10. Logicism in legal thought 11. Justice problem I. 12. Justice problem II.
    required literature
  • HOLLÄNDER, Pavel. Filosofie práva. 2. rozš. vyd. Plzeň: Vydavatelství a nakladatelství Aleš Čeněk, 2012. 421 s. ISBN 9788073803667. info
  • WEINBERGER, Ota. Norma a instituce : (úvod do teorie práva). Translated by Pavel Hungr. Vyd. 1,. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 1995. 217 s. ISBN 8021011238. info
    recommended literature
  • HOLLÄNDER, Pavel. Ústavněprávní argumentace :ohlédnutí po deseti letech Ústavního soudu. Praha: Linde, 2003. 103 s. ISBN 80-86131-37-8. info
  • HOLLÄNDER, Pavel. Nástin filosofie práva :úvahy strukturální. 1. vyd. Praha: Všehrd, 2000. 125 s. ISBN 80-85305-43-7. info
Teaching methods
lectures; analysis of selected legal documents
Assessment methods
oral and written examination; the written part consists of open questions, whereas the student must answer two questions marked as ejecting. Then are 5 questions dealing with fundamental conceptions (max. 2 points each question), last 4 questions deal with verifying relations between concepts (max. 3 point each). To pass written examination student must reach 8 points. The oral part verifies the ability to argue by use of theoretical concepts.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2021, Spring 2022.
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