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Integral theories of law

Marko Novak

pp. 1-13


Integral theories of law, nowadays quite frequent in this "postmodern" time, search for the nature or essence of law beyond the classical positions of natural law and legal positivism, entering the world arena of legal theory largely after World War II. Another name has recently begun to be used, namely inclusive theories of law, in order to distinguish them from the so-called exclusive theories of law which include strict natural law and strict legal positivism. These theories seem to offer a more accurate account of law than exclusivist theories, the latter being reductionist in comparison with the former. From amongst these integral or inclusive legal theories, the three-dimensional theory of law is very interesting to me and which I explain by virtue of psychological typology. Since for the jurisprudential re-interpretation of this theory of law I have resorted to Jungian psychological typology, to find it a legal theory context this essay should fall within the realm of works from the province of psychoanalytic jurisprudence.

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Novak Marko (2016) The type theory of law: an essay in psychoanalytic jurisprudence. Dordrecht, Springer.

Seiten: 1-13

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-30643-8_1


Novak Marko (2016) Integral theories of law, In: The type theory of law, Dordrecht, Springer, 1–13.