DAL4PS01 Philosophy of Science and Legal Science

Právnická fakulta
jaro 2024
0/0/0. 7 kr. Ukončení: k.
Vyučováno prezenčně.
doc. JUDr. Tomáš Sobek, Ph.D.
Kontaktní osoba: Tereza Buchalová
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Mateřské obory/plány
Cíle předmětu
Every legal scientist should know what he wants to research and how he wants to research it. The course " Philosophy of Science and Legal Science" focuses on selected methodological schools of jurisprudence. This course will give a deep insight into the methodological plurality of jurisprudence. Close attention will be paid to so-called formalist theories of legal reasoning and their subsequent criticism. The main objective of this course is to develop the student's ability to ask the right questions about assumptions, objectives and consequences of various legal theories. Ultimately, students should also understand that there is no value-free jurisprudence.
Výstupy z učení
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: - know selected methodological schools of jurisprudence - apply these theories in legal argumentation - avoid methodological naivety - ask the right questions about legal theories - understand that there is no value-free jurisprudence
  • 1) Classification of jurisprudence (dogmatic vs critical; empirical vs analytical) 2) Legal methodology of the 19th century (exegetical school, historical school) 3) Criticism of legal formalism (jurisprudence of interests, free law school, American legal realism) 4) The methodology of the pure theory of law (Kelsen, Weyr) 5) Theories of the legal concept of evidence (Bentham, Wigmore) 6) Law and economics. Science or ideology?
    povinná literatura
  • GORDLEY, J. The Jurists: A Critical History, Oxford 2014.
    doporučená literatura
  • DUXBURY, N. Patterns of American Jurisprudence, Clarendon Press 1997.
  • TAMANAHA, B. A Realistic Theory of Law, Cambridge 2017.
  • HAACK, S. Evidence Matters: Science, Proof, and Truth in the Law, Cambridge 2014.
  • KAPLOW L., SHAVELL S. Fairness versus Welfare, Harvard 2002.
  • KELSEN, H. Pure Theory of Law, The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. 2009.
Výukové metody
reading, model applications of selected theories, class discussion
Metody hodnocení
an essay on a chosen topic
Vyučovací jazyk
Předmět je zařazen také v obdobích jaro 2020, jaro 2021, jaro 2022, jaro 2023, jaro 2025.
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