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Chapter 01: Anthropology of law as a science - prefatory materials
Law and Anthropology - Outlines, Issues, Suggestions (2008)
  • Wolfgang Fikentscher
Abstract
Inclusive online updates jan10. Chapter 1 redefines the position of legal anthropology within the social sciences. A new definition of law for anthropological purposes is sought, and in this context authority as an indispensable conceptional element of law is discussed in a new light. The relationship of law and justice will appear in a new light. Legal pluralism willo show two separable dimensions. Among the social science aspects of anthropology, empirical thinking and guidance by models are being contrasted and related to Pre-socratic, Platonic and Kantian epistemology.
Keywords
  • concepts and issues,
  • literature,
  • anthropology of law as a social sciene,
  • the anthropological meaning of law,
  • legal pluralism,
  • the structure of anthropology
Publication Date
2008
Publisher
Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, C.H. Beck in Kommission
Citation Information
Wolfgang Fikentscher. "Chapter 01: Anthropology of law as a science - prefatory materials" MunichLaw and Anthropology - Outlines, Issues, Suggestions (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/wolfgang_fikentscher/1/