Theory of Legal Science and the History of Legal Scholarship

Research Field

The task of the research field theory of legal science is to elaborate the theories of legal science in a multidisciplinary and comparative approach. The aim is, on the one hand, to formulate comparative structures of legal development; on the other, it seeks to explore the history of science relating to legal scholarship, above all that of private law scholarship since the nineteenth century. In doing so, the research questions that as of yet have not been taken up in an interdisciplinary approach come into focus, namely the relation between the problematised rationality of legal scholarship since the nineteenth century against the background of the simultaneous development of the natural scientific concepts of objectivity and rationality. The thematic field offers references and possibilities for connection to a multiplicity of legal methodological, sociological and historical questions that deal with the role of legal scholarship within the social system.

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