The paper reconstructs Luhmann’s conception of legal argumentation and justice especially focussing on the aspects of contingency and self-referring operative closure. The aim of his conception is to describe/explain in a disenchanted way --from an external, of “second order” point of view-- the work on adjudication, which, rather idealistically, lawyers and judges present as being a matter of reason. As a consequence of some surface similarities with Derrida’s deconstructive philosophy of justice, some propose to integrate the supposed reductive image of formal justice described by Luhmann with the ideal conception of justice presented by Derrida. Here this kind of attempt is rejected as epistemologically wrong. In addition, Luhmann’s theory is argued to have other shortcomings, namely: the failure to understand the pragmatic function of principles, and the incapacity to describe the current legal questions linked with cultures and legal pluralism, which characterise our society.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Titolo:||Legal Argumentation and Justice in Luhmann’s System Theory of Law|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||DOI 10.1007/s11196-014-9374-9|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||Articolo su rivista|
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