© 1999

Kazimierz Opałek Selected Papers in Legal Philosophy

  • Jan Woleński

Part of the Law and Philosophy Library book series (LAPS, volume 39)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Editor’s Introduction

    1. Jan Woleński
      Pages 1-13
  3. General Problems of Legal Philosophy

  4. Problems of Norms and Legal Language

    1. Jan Woleński
      Pages 181-200
    2. Jan Woleński
      Pages 201-215
    3. Jan Woleński
      Pages 217-231
    4. Jan Woleński
      Pages 263-293
    5. Jan Woleński
      Pages 295-310

About this book


Philosophical aspects of law and jurisprudence are investigated from various points of view. This collection represents the analytic approach to legal philosophy. However, this approach is not extreme in the sense that it is limited exclusively to linguistic matters. The concept of norm as a directive of conduct is the central category analyzed in particular essays. The structure of directives as well as their semantic and pragmatic roles are studied. Pragmatic functions of directives are linked with their functioning as speech acts. Moreover, existence and validity of norms are analyzed. The author also touches on general methodological problems of legal theory and philosophy, particularly their relations to social sciences. The collection covers material interesting for philosophers, lawyers and social scientists.


discourse natural law philosophy of law politics

Editors and affiliations

  • Jan Woleński
    • 1
  1. 1.Jagiellonian UniversityCracowPoland

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