Mgr Karol Staśkiewicz
University of Warsaw
Abstract: The main aim of this article is to reconstruct the theoretical project of the Polish legal philosopher Artur Kozak, while focusing on its core philosophical and sociological assumptions. In his writings A. Kozak laid the foundations for a unique philosophical standpoint called juriscentrism. Despite the sudden death of A. Kozak in 2009, with his flagship project left incomplete, juriscentrism still possesses great potential, mainly because of its innovative reception of Hans Lenk’s interpretationism, Herbert L.A. Hart’s internal point of view concept, and Peter Berger’s and Thomas Luckmann’s sociological theory. In the first section of this article I provide a general reconstruction of A. Kozak’s project, in accordance to his intentions which were laid down in his text entitled The Limits of Judicial Discretion (juriscentrism as a cultural fact and an ethical postulate), and afterwards, in the second section, I analyse the three important sources of this project to show what distinguishes juriscentrism from other concepts in the Polish legal theory and philosophy.
Keywords: juriscentrism, Artur Kozak, interpretationism, judicial discretion
Published: Number 1(19)/2019, s. 79-93
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