Dr Tomasz Snarski
University of Gdańsk
English abstract: The article is a study of the philosophy of law, devoted to the concept and significance of aphorisms in legal science as well as in legal education. The author introduces the concept of Chinese aphorisms (wisdoms, maxims, thoughts), confronting it with the role played by Latin maxims in law and legal culture. He also reviews selected Chinese aphorisms, comparing them with some contemporary basic ideas, concepts and principles of Polish criminal law. The author also advocates a wider use of Chinese aphorisms in discussions on contemporary views on the fundamental institutions of criminal law, treating them also a tool for broader reflection on the contents of paradigms, which perhaps even enables their reinterpretation.
Keywords: legal sentences, legal aphorisms, Chinese aphorisms, philosophy of criminal law, concepts of criminal law, ideas of criminal law, principles of criminal law
Published: Number 4(29)/2021, pp.58-70
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